Raksha Bandhan vs Laal Singh Chaddha: Films of two quintessential superstars of Bollywood — Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar will hit the silver screens on August 11 on the occasion of Rakhi. The two films are — Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan.
Film Trade Analyst, Sumit Kadel tweeted both the movies cater to family audiences. “The minimum combined biz of #RakshaBandhan & #LaalSinghChaddha on 11th August would be ₹ 22-25 cr nett .. Both films are driven by big stars and cater to family audience across territories..” Sumit Kadel said on Twitter.
Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an official remake of `Forrest Gump`, is set to debut in theatres on August 11, where it will clash with the Akshay Kumar-starrer `Raksha Bandhan`. Produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, `Laal Singh Chaddha` stars Aamir in the titular character. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni.
Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, directed by Aanand L Rai, is a comedy-drama. It also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth and Deepika Khanna.
During a conversation with news agency IANS, Akshay Kumar said that he does not know how the film would do at the box office, but is sure that it will leave an imprint in the audience`s minds.