Shahid Kapoor's Prabhudheva-directed action-thriller Rambo Rajkumar will no longer vie for the public eye with Saif Ali Khan Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed Bullett Raja. And contrary to reports, Sonakshi Sinha who stars in both the films had nothing to do with the decision.
Says the Rambo Rajkumar director Prabhudheva, "Why Sonakshi? Why would she want to stop any release? She is happy just working."
Says the source, "It has been repeatedly proved that when two big films are released together one of them is bound to suffer. Zanjeer is a disaster although it is so different from last Friday's other release Shuddh Desi Romance. Rambo Rajkumar and Bullett Raja belong to the same rustic rugged action-adventure genre. Their titles too are identical in intent, grabbing as they do our attention with their flamboyant 1970s' styled bravado."
It was felt by both parties involved that one of the two actioners had to move forward. And since Shahid Kapoor already has a release Raj Kumar Santoshi's Phata Poster Nikhla Hero scheduled this month, it was a felt that a little extra space before his next release wouldn't hurt anybody.
Rambo Rajkumar, we hear has been shifted a week ahead from November 29, to December 6 averting a clash with Bullett Raja. Shahid's film will now clash with Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi.