Buddies Salman, Shahrukh willing to promote each other’s films
Come Diwali and two big films Saawariya and Om Shanti Om are all set for release. Om Shanti Om directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali stars newcomers Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, it has also has special appearances by Salman and Rani. Meanwhile Om Shanti Om is being produced by Shahrukh and also stars him and newcomer Deepika Padukone. However both Salman and Shahrukh who are good buddies have recently claimed that they don’t mind promoting each other’s films.
Although Salman only has a special appearance in Saawariya, he is going all out to promote the film as it has been directed by his good friend Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman recently said “If Shahrukh wants me to promote Om Shanti Om , I will do it.” Shahrukh too considers Sanjay Leela Bhansali as well as Salman his good buddies; hence he too has now claimed that if Bhansali wants him to promote Saawariya , he will do it. Earlier there were rumours that SRK had requested Sanjay to postpone his film, but later it was amicably decided by Sanjay and SRK that both their films will release on Diwali. However SRK has admitted earlier that he is afraid of Saawariya’s release on the same day. Meanwhile Salman is not too worried about the competition perhaps because he only has a cameo in the film.
Meanwhile producer Sajid Khan has cautioned both the filmmakers that it is not a good idea to release both big films on the same date as they will definitely eat into each other’s business. Last year too, Salman and SRK’s films Jaanemann and Don released together on Diwali, but while Don did well, Salman‘s film Jaanemann didn’t fair too well at the box-office. It also seems that Saawariya director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan are at loggerheads right now. So right now promotion for both films is on and it remains to be seen which one emerges as the winner.