Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and John Abraham’s Batla House are all set to lock the horns on this Independence Day. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Netflix’s Sacred Games 2 are also other options launching on the same day. There are many things for the audience to choose from, and each one of them has a different set of people to reach.

Even before sharing the elaborated views on the clash, John joked about it saying, “Make some noise for the desi boys! What else can I say?” But, this time he has a lot of things to say about clashing with his buddy Akshay Kumar for the second time in two consecutive years. Last year, his Satyameva Jayate and Akshay’s Gold faced a clash on a similar holiday.

Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal VS Batla House: John Abraham Has A Lot More To Say Than Desi Boys' Lyrics
Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal VS Batla House: John Abraham Has A Lot More To Say Than Desi Boys’ Lyrics

In an interview with Times Of India, John Abraham says, “If you notice the trajectory of any big actor, they have always released their films on a holiday. Why should I not do the same? Films always get more footfalls when they are released on special occasions like festivals, as families step out together. If there’s a bigger film opposite mine, so be it. Maybe, I will have the bigger film one day. I want to release ‘Batla House‘ because I have confidence in my content and I hope that the content of every other film releasing along with mine — now or later — is fantastic, too.”

He also reveals why he thinks 20 steps ahead before choosing any release date, “It’s important for me to release my films on dates which I think are good for me. I released ‘Satyameva Jayate‘ on Independence Day last year, and it got a good opening. So, I will try to do it again, and why not? It’s not about ego. I have thought 20 steps ahead before releasing a film on a certain date. Unlike popular belief, my favourite sport is chess and not motorcycling or football. Playing that game has enabled me to think much ahead. I am obsessed with it and I even read books on it. I am not saying that I am the most intelligent guy. I am prone to mistakes, too. But for a guy who has failed more often than not, I am not worried about failures. At the most, I will fail again. I calculate the probability of both success and failure.”

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