Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ajay Devgn Unhappy with Eid Clash b/w Chennai Express and OUATIM 2

It is a well known fact that Ajay Devgn films filed a legal case against Yash Raj Production house during last year's Diwali. Now almost similar issue is on the cards with the Eid releases. 'UTV Motion Pictures' who are distributing 'Himmatwala' are planning to sign a contract with the exhibitors to block the similar number screens for their Eid release 'Chennai Express'. On the other hand OUATIMA producers Balaji Motion Pictures have blocked the Eid release almost 9 months back in advance. Ajay Devgn is related to both the movies in a unique way. Devgn was the lead actor in the first movie OUATIM and its success helped to develop the franchise. On the other hand, 'Chennai Express' is directed by Rohit Shetty. Rohit is like a family to Ajay and this is the first movie of Rohit Shetty without Ajay Devgan. He had earlier directed hits like Golmaal series, All The Best and Singham with Ajay.

YRF films had a contract with exhibitors along with the release of 2012 blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger'. They blocked all the screens where 'Ek Tha Tiger' was released for their Diwali release 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. That left Ajay's movie 'Son Of Sardar' with very less screens and hence his production house went into a legal tussle with YRF. Eventually, Ajay managed some regional screens and got a good release for his movie. Both the Diwali releases were declared hits at the box office.

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