John Abraham speaks about Satyameva Jayate’s clash with Gold, says enough space for two big films

John Abraham said that the team of Satyameva Jayate chose August 15 as release date because it’s a very commercial date

bollywood Updated: Aug 08, 2018 17:27 IST
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Hindustan Times
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John Abraham was not too worried about the Satyameva Jayate’s clash with Akshay Kumar’s Gold.(AFP)

John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate and Akshay Kumar’s Gold are slotted to release on August 10 (Independence Day weekend). Speaking to IANS about the clash of two big films at the box office, John said, “We chose August 15 as release date of this film because it’s a very commercial date and by releasing your film on that day, you are able to make good money through your film.”

He added, “If we had a solo release of this film in the next week of Independence Day then also we would not be able to do that much business which we will be able to do on Independence Day with Gold so, it makes more sense to release it on a holiday.”

John and Akshay have earlier worked together in films such as Housefull 2, Desi Boyz and Garam Masala. Speaking about Akshay’s film, John said, “I think there is enough space for two big films on a holiday. It’s not competing. We are complementing each other. We would love if people go and see Satyameva Jayate and we would be absolutely happy if people go and see Gold.”

Earlier, in an interview with PTI, John had also said that Akshay was his friend. He had said, “As far as competing with Akshay is concerned, I want to make it clear that he is my senior in the industry. I love him and I have always wished the best for him and I am sure he also wants best for me.”

According to a report in DNA, however, Akshay didn’t seem to take this response lightly as he said, “John is my friend. In the industry, we all are friends. I have learnt that we can come together on any date. We all are friends (laughs). It is true that he is my friend and I have learned that anyone can release their film with other actor’s film. Next time, I will also do the same.”

Akshay’s Gold is about a hockey championship set in the pre-independence era, while John’s Satyameva Jayate is an action film directed by Milap Zaveri.

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First Published: Aug 08, 2018 17:27 IST