Wednesday, May 28, 2008

'Ghajini' delay sets up Aamir Khan vs Shah Rukh Khan clash in December

Aamir Khan's hamstring injury, and a five week doctor mandated rest to allow it to heal, has led to the release date of Ghajini being pushed back to December 12, setting up a clash with Shah Rukh Khan's Rab Ne Banaa Di Jodi that looks too good to be coincidental!

It is hard to explain why 5 weeks of bed rest should result in 10 weeks of production delay for a film that has already been two years in the making! Unless you have been reading Aamir's blog and have his recent digs at Shah Rukh on your mind. In which case, you are likely to conclude that the prankster in the 43-year-old star is once dominating over the recluse.

Ghajini has already been sold for a whopping Rs 93 crore - Rs 53 crore for the domestic screening and Rs 40 crore for satellite, overseas and home video rights, so the delay is unlikely to have financial implications for Aamir the producer.

Incidentally, Shah Rukh's Om Shanti Om had fetched a record Rs 73 crore...there we go again comparing the two stars!

Ghajini, a Hindi remake of the similarly named Tamil film, has Aamir playing a distraught boyfriend who is called upon to avenge his girlfriend's murder, despite suffering from short-term amnesia.


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