'Race 2' to clash with 'Akaash Vani' this Friday

Abbas-Mustan’s big-budget multi-starrer film “Race 2” is releasing on the 25th of January. This mighty film has a contender in the form of “Akaash Vani”.

This film was supposed to release a week earlier at the theatres to dodge a clash with the action thriller “Race 2”. However, Abhishek Pathak who is the film’s producer and Luv Ranjan its director decided to place their film directly against “Race 2”.

“Akaash Vani” was supposed to release on the 18th of January along with “Inkaar” that starred Chitrangada Singh and Arjun Rampal. However, when the makers saw the film they thought it would be able to take on the likes of “Race 2” as well.

“Race 2” has a top-class line-up of actors that includes Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes and Anil Kapoor. Bipasha Basu will also be seen in this film doing a cameo. She will reprise her role of Sonia from “Race”. The first instalment of this film was a huge success and thus expectation from its sequel is high.

“Akaash Vani” cast includes Kartik Tiwari and actress Nushrat Bharucha. They earlier acted in the film “Pyar ka Punchnama” that was successful at the box-office. The duo seems to be political about their stance and have projected themselves as being low on confidence.

Luv Ranjan seemed vocal about his hunch that his film will score over their competition. He said, “We moved forward by a week to release with `Race 2` because we wanted to avail of the long weekend - Eid on Jan 25 , Republic Day on Jan 26 and Sunday on Jan 27.”

He also added saying, “As for the competition, in Punjabi they say, `Chidiyaan naal jo baaz ladavaan taan Govind Singh naam dharaavan` (when a bird fights a hawk, a Govind Singh gets his name).` We are very confident about our film. If as a viewer I had to choose between `Akaash Vani` and `Race 2`, I`d see `Akaash Vani` first. We had released my `Pyaar Ka Punchnama opposite the `Pirates` franchise. The independent film with fresh faces is here to stay.”

The other film that is releasing on the same date is “Main Krishna Hoon”. This 3D- animation film is for children. It features actress Juhi Chawla who plays the role of Kantaben in this film. This film has been directed by Rajiv S. Ruia. It also has Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif and Rajneesh Duggal appear in cameos in this film.