Clash of two of his films on the same day this October hasn’t gone down well with Vivek Oberoi. He is clearly unhappy with the fact that producers of both ‘Kismet Love Paisa Dilli‘ and ‘Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story‘ are adamant on releasing their films on 5th October. With the news becoming public, he is already flooded with suggestions from friends and well wishers around spacing them out.
“This is really an unwelcome situation for Vivek. No actor wants to find himself in such a situation. In the times when actors pine for a solo release, to see his own film as a competition as unprecedented”, says a friend of the actor.
Vivek has all the more reasons to be concerned since at this stage of his career he is looking at a box office success that can propel him back into action. However with competition from himself, one of the two films is bound to be impacted heavily.
“Moreover the issue is far graver than just Vivek v/s Vivek. Even Prakash Jha is bringing his ‘Chakravyuh‘ on the same day. After the failure of ‘Aarakshan‘, he has gone all out to make his Arjun Rampal-Manoj Bajpayee-Abhay Deol really hard hitting. In any case that film will see a massive release. When fitting in one more film would have been a challenge in itself, now we are looking at two of Vivek Oberoi starrers to arrive. That’s impossible”, a trade insider adds.
No wonder, closed door meetings are being held and though producers of both ‘Kismet Love Paisa Dilli‘ and ‘Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story‘ are refusing to budge from their stand, Vivek is finding himself cornered indeed. Though he has begun promotion for both the films since it’s a part of his contract, he is making fervent requests to Amit Chandra as well as Kumar Taurani to talk it amongst themselves and sort it amicably.
Well, let’s hope they do.