'Govinda Naam Mera' team mulling options to avoid 'Prithviraj' clash?
The makers of Prithviraj on Thursday announced the historical drama will hit theaters on June 10. This meant the film was poised for a direct clash with Vicky Kaushal's Govinda Naam Mera. However, Govinda Naam Mera's team is reportedly mulling a release date change to avoid a clash with Prithviraj. Also, the production houses behind these films have held meetings regarding the same, too.
- Govinda Naam Mera is backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, while Prithviraj is produced by Aditya Chopra's Yash Raj Films. Both the producers are relatives and on good terms, so a box office clash is unlikely.
- While a clash would have been fascinating, collections of both films stood a risk of getting impacted.
- So, changing Govinda Naam Mera's release date is a good idea.
"Rescheduling Govinda Naam Mera was a decision taken after a discussion with YRF. Dharma and YRF have a good working relationship and the latter was keen on this date (June 10), so it was jointly decided that the release would be rescheduled," a source told Bollywood Hungama. However, Dharma Productions will decide on the new date after completing The Fame Game's promotions, they added.
In Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar essays the titular role of the mighty emperor Prithiviraj Chauhan, while Manushi Chhillar plays Sanyogita, one of the three wives of the ruler. Sonu Sood, Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana, and Sakshi Tanwar round up the cast. The famed musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has composed the songs for the film, while Chandraprakash Dwivedi is at the helm.
Meanwhile, Govinda Naam Mera was announced in November last year. Apart from Kaushal, it also stars Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar. The film will have Kaushal playing a character with killer dancing skills but struggles with a messy life. Govinda Naam Mera is the revamped version of Shashank Kaithan's earlier film Mr. Lele, which was planned with Varun Dhawan in the titular role.