Akshay Kumar is unfazed by his latest film Ram Setu wants a box office face-off with Sidharth Malhotra’s comedy Thank God and insists that two films releasing on the same day should not be referred to as a “clash”.
Akshay’s action adventure Ram Setu and the Indra Kumar-directed comedy will open in theaters on October 25. Ahead of the film’s release, Akshay said in an interview with Hindustan Times that both the Diwali releases will find their audience.
“There is no clash. Let’s not call it that. These are two films, with different appeals, coming out on the same day. It has happened in the past and it will happen in the future. Fans will choose to see the one that appeals to them the most or better yet, watch both. The main objective is for our fans to enjoy the festival at the cinema with friends and family,” said Akshay.
According to the actor, Ram Setu, which features him as an archaeologist, has been made with deep emotional respect, keeping in mind the country’s history and culture. The film also stars Nushrratt Bharuccha, Jacqueline Fernandez and marks the Hindi debut of Telugu actor Satyadev.
“Ram Setu is very proudly rooted in Indian history and culture. On the factual side, the team has relied on deep research to represent what is true and bring out more unknown facts. On the spiritual, sentimental side, we have not remained only emotional respectfully, but I can assure you that the values and beliefs associated with Shri Ram and Ram Setu will be upheld in a unique manner,” he added.
Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Ram Setu will be Akshay Kumar’s fourth theatrical release this year after Bachchhan Paandey, Prithviraj and Raksha Bandhan, all box office duds. The actor’s OTT release Cuttputtli also opened to poo reviews.