A lot has been said and written about this iconic clash which is all set to take place on December 18!
While the clash of Rohit Shetty’s rollicking entertainer Dilwale with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Bajirao Mastani on December 18 is being touted as a ‘war’ by the media and fans of movie stars alike, smaller battles in this arena seem to be under-way already on the social media! To understand these social media battles, all you need to do is post a tweet saying good things about Bajirao Mastani and you will have fans of Shah Rukh Khan hounding you and accusing you of everything ranging from partiality, biases, ignorance, idiocy and more! Likewise, make a post stating how excited you are about Dilwale and you shall encounter a volley of replies that ask some ridiculous things ranging from how much money has SRK paid you to praise Dilwale to how you don’t have taste for ‘classy’ cinema!
Its nice to see healthy competition between films and the companies releasing them, but things seem to have become quite ugly off late courtesy the advent of social media. Amusingly, you have the audience being bothered about the number of screens a movie would release in or the collections it would fetch over the opening weekend rather than enjoying the film for the entertainment value it provides! Loose statements such as ‘X will crush Y at the box office’ have become a common feature and that is extremely disrespectful to the efforts that go into the making and release of these films! Any filmmaker, actor, distributor or exhibitor with stakes in the fraternity will never ever make statements that demean the intentions and efforts of their fraternity & to the best of their ability, make efforts to ensure that every film gets its due at the box office and ploughs back some moolah that will ensure that more films continue to get made!
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