Ranbir Kapoor to clash with ex-flame Katrina Kaif at box-office
The much-talked about biopic on Sanjay Dutt, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ actor’s role, has finally gone on floors. Director Rajkumar Hirani plans to wrap up the shooting by June and release the movie during Christmas weekend.
Interestingly, Yash Raj Films’ ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ starring Salman Khan and Ranbir’s ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif is also slated to hit theatres on December 22. Katrina and Ranbir, who broke-up their long-term relationship earlier in 2015, initially avoided each other. But since their project ‘Jagga Jasoos’ was still in the making, the exes came together professionally to complete Anurag Basu-directed detective drama. Ranbir and Salman also don’t share great terms, and reportedly, Salman and Sanjay Dutt too have had a fallout. While Katrina had been in a relationship with Salman, the duo has been great friends post their split.
Now, with the makers of Sanjay Dutt biopic announcing the same date for the film’s release, Ranbir is set for a box-office clash with his former lover Katrina and her ex Salman. If Hirani’s goes as planned, then it will be Ranbir and Katrina’s first box-office clash. As for Ranbir and Salman, their films ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ and ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ respectively, locked horns in 2008. At that time Ranbir’s debut film had the upper hand, but now things have changed. All Salman Khan films for the past few years have been top grossers.
The big box-office clash is a thing to look out for, as it also involves personal equation of the actors concerned.
Meanwhile, director Ali Abbas Zafar has been location hunting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which is a sequel of Kabir Khan-directed 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Salman will reportedly, begin shooting for the film next month in exotic locations like Munich, Gibraltar and Marrakech.
Sanjay Dutt biopic also stars Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Paresh Rawal.