Mumbai, Nov 12: As Diwali approaches, the release date for two of the biggest films of this year is inching closer. And the unfortunate demise of legendary director Yash Chopra before the release of his last directorial makes the situation all the more intersting.
While the box office collision is being viewed as the clash of titans SRK and Ajay Devgn the latter has now found support in another superstar and SRK’s archrival Salman Khan.Salman incidentally has also done the Po Po track for Ajay’s film. A couple of days back Sallu openly took a dig at SRK through his micro blogging site Sallu tweets, "Pathan ke yaar se panga mat lena… sorry yaar, Diwali bekar without son of Sardar." source says, "The tweet is clearly a dig at SRK. Salman is referring to himself as the Pathan and Ajay is his friend. He is obviously promoting Ajay’s Diwali blockbuster ahead of Yash Chopra’s romantic film which incidentally stars his nemesis SRK."
The source adds, "While one thought that Salman would not side with anyone given his equation with the film’s leading lady Katrina Kaif and his newfound equation with the YRF banner, Sallu being Sallu has gone ahead and expressed support for his friend Ajay in this much talked about clash." The situation only seems to get more interesting by the day It looks like the battle lines are clearly drawn. And it always helps to have 'powerful' allies on your side.
According to a source close to Salman Khan, if his close friend Ajay Devgn's film Son Of Sardaar doesn't get its 'fair' share of screen space as compared to Yash Raj Films' Jab Tak Hai Jaanstarring Shah Rukh Khan, the actor has decided to use his leverage in the industry to clash his upcoming film Kick with SRK's next film with Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express.
According to the source: "Once Salman considers you his friend, he will pull out all stops to help you. Ever since he and Ajay worked together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam way back in 1999, the two have remained thick friends. Thanks to YRF's clout, son Of Sardaar could suffer. So Salman has taken things in his own hands now." Another informer said: "With Salman joining in the big fight, the entire ball game will now change. He will use all his resources to take on SRK."Sajid Nadiadwal, producer, director of Kick, remained unavailable for comment.