Aamir Khan‘s Secret Superstar will clash with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar‘s 2.0 at the box office this year. Sources close to the project explain that the makers of Secret Superstar, with two big releases (Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and tentatively titled The Ring) on August 11, were left with no choice but to look for another date.
Spokesperson of Secret Superstar said in a statement: “The second week of the film is as important as the first week. Traditionally, the Diwali festive period is known to have room for multiple big ticket films.”
Sources close to the development state that Aamir himself called Rajinikanth and discussed his concerns with the film releasing as per the earlier August schedule. “Both the actors share a warm bond and it was with Rajini sir’s blessing that the film is announcing a Diwali release.”
Rajinikanth has left no stone unturned and has spent lump-sum amounts of money to make 2.0 one of the biggest films in the country. Secret Superstar, on the other hand has Aamir playing a crucial extended appearance. Not just that, the film has Zaira Wasim in the lead and is directed by Aamir’s manager and protege Advait Chandan. Aamir along with wife Kiran Rao is also producing the movie. Though Secret Superstar is a different genre and a different story, trade experts will still root for it, courtesy Aamir. This might as well be the clash of the year, unless the makers of Golmaal Again make an official announcement as to if they will be releasing the film during Diwali.