In the run-up to the release of ‘Tees Maar Khan’
Rumour has it that Shahrukh Khan is pulling the strings to ensure that Tees Maar Khan meets tough competition at the box office.
There has been an uneasy chill between SRK and his once close friend Farah Khan ever since the latter roped in Akshay Kumar for her soon-to-release film Tees Maar Khan (TMK), dropping SRK like a hot potato. King Khan, who certainly commands respect from film frat, wasn’t pleased being snubbed.
Now, when TMK is set for release on December 24, the gossip mills are abuzz that SRK is using his clout to harm the film’s prospects at ticket windows. How?
SRK is a close friend of the people who head Eros International and he has persuaded them to postpone the release of their film Toonpur Ka Superhero, starring Ajay Devgan and Kajol, from December 17 to Dec 24. Which means that Farah’s TMK which was earlier the solo release on Christmas weekend will now have competition from Toonpur Ka Superhero.
It’s a development that surely won’t go down well with Farah and Akshay who had banked on the uncontested Xmas weekend to set the cash registers ringing.
The spokesperson of the Eros International is quoted to have said that Toonpur Ka Superhero was postponed because it’s a children’s film that can have more audiences around Xmas. Whether SRK had any influence in setting up this clash, no one is willing to stick their neck out and confirm.
(Pic shows SRK-Farah in friendlier times)