Padman will be postponed if 2.0 releases on 25th Jan : Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar talks about Robot 2.0 v/s Padman Release Date Clash Confusion : Details.
In an interview to mid- day as part of the conversation series, Sit with Hitlist, Kumar finally opened up on the Padman- 2.0debate.
When asked if he considers pitting two of his projects against one another a wise move, he said, “ There is a lot of false information that is being circulated over both films releasing on the same day. Why would I clash with my own film? It will be either Padman or 2.0”
Does this imply that Rajini’s mega- budget film will be pushed to a later date? While rumors had suggested that Shankar’s sci-fi drama wouldn’t be able to meet the 25 January deadline as its special effects were not complete, the production house had promptly issued a statement asserting that Rajini would keep his date with the fans.
On being probed if 2.0’s release will be postponed, Kumar diplomatically maintained, “ While Padman is a film that I have produced, 2.0 belongs to Shankar, Rajinikanth and Lyca Productions.They will decide whether they want to release the film on Republic Day. If they do, I will postpone Padman and if they don’t, I will go ahead.”
The actor added that his decision to advance Padman’s release from April to R- Day stemmed from the fact that a holiday release is an advantageous business proposition. “ I am certainly having a release on Republic Day because if I don’t do it, there are many others who are waiting in line. So I might as well take advantage.”
So, it is clear that we are definitely seeing an Akshay Kumar starrer on Republic Day – either Robot 2.0 or Padman. Akshay Kumar is not letting go of the lucrative Republic Day weekend.
Courtesy – Mid-Day.