One of the biggest clashes of this year is going to be the clash between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut this June 26th. Earlier too the duo was set to clash on January 26th. Both Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ and Hrithik Roshan’s movie ‘Super 30’ were scheduled to release on January 26th but it was averted by the postponement of ‘Super 30’.
"Happy to announce that #Super30 is headed for release on July 26, 2019. बहुत जल्द समय बदलने वाला है! @RelianceEnt @NGEMovies @mrunal0801 @TheAmitSadh @nandishsandhu @super30film,” Hrithik Roshan had tweeted.
But on Monday, news broke out that Kangana and Rajkummar Rao’s movie ‘Mental Hai Kya’ would be releasing on June 26th. The movie was initially supposed to be a March release, but then it got postponed to June and eventually to June 26, 2019.
Later reports started doing rounds that the makers had chosen June 26th as the release date for ‘Mental Hai Kya’ to capitalize on the controversial history between Hrithik and Kangana.
However, the makers of 'Mental Hai Kya' released a statement denying the same.
Here is the statement –
"A lot is being reported about Mental Hai Kya clashing with another film at the box office on 26th July.
The shift in the release date is a decision taken after recommendations from the distributors, trade analysts and a top research team, keeping in mind the other releases a week before and after this date.
We have thus been advised to shift the release of our movie to 26th July, purely for business prospects.
On knowing that there is already a movie scheduled for a release on that date, we did everything in our purview to ensure the other parties that there will be no mudslinging and it will be a dignified release. We stand by assuring that to all other parties.
This is a call taken by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji telefilms considering better prospects for the movie at the box office.
Balaji Telefilms’ condemn the reports being circulated and would like to state that Mental Hai Kya will be releasing on 26th July to ensure better business growth and prospect for the film."
‘Mental Hai Kya’ is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and the quirky posters from the movie have piqued the interest of the audience ever since the announcement.
On the other hand, Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 is based on the life of a mathematician Anand Kumar, who coached students from the backward sections of society to crack the elite IITs.