March 01 : The list of films clashing with each other at the box office this year as well as in 2022 continues. The two leading filmmakers of Bollywood, Sandeep Reddy Vanga and Siddharth Anand, whose films Kabir Singh and War, respectively, were among the top grossers of 2019. The two filmmakers are coming up with two of their creations with top stars of Bollywood in 2022. And that’s not enough, both the films will release in a gap of a few days, making them clash with each other at the box office.
Siddharth Anand, who is currently shooting for Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, had announced another big budget film Fighter with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone on Roshan’s birthday on January 10 this year. After wrapping up Pathan, Siddharth Anand will move on to Fighter, an aerial action film that will reunite him with his War hero Hrithik and Pathan heroine Deepika. The makers wanted to take advantage of the Gandhi Jayanti holiday on Sunday, October 2, hence announced the release date of the film on September 30, 2022.
Today, with the announcement of the release date of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Animal, which will be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, on Dussehra 2022, that is Wednesday October 5, the two blockbusters will challenge each other at the box office as Animal will release within five days of the Fighter’s release date.
The makers of Animal, which also stars Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol, had released its first teaser video on January 1, 2021. Sandeep Reddy Vanga is returning with Animal after the super duper success of Kabir Singh in 2019.
While both Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan have massive fan following, it will be interesting to see how they fare at the box office in the coming year.