Everyone was eagerly waiting to see a war at the box office between Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan. But it is not to be. Abhishek's Raavan and Hrithik's Kites were expected to be released at the same time. But now, Raavan director Mani Ratnam seems to have lost out to the maker of Kites.
Mani wanted to release his film Raavan on May 21, the same day when Kites was to be released. The film starring Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most awaited films of the year.
But then again, another film in the most awaited list happens to be Kites, which stars the hot Barbara Mori along with Hrithik.
So, Big Pictures - which has the rights for both films - decided to release one of the films on May 21 and the other on June 18.
These dates had been allotted according to the agreement between film producers last year after ending the multiplex impasse.
But Mani's film did not figure in their priority list and they allotted the first date to Rakesh Roshan for Kites . Mani isn't happy at all about this and made his anger felt to the top bosses at Big Pictures.
But at the end, it is the buyer who calls the shots. They have paid for the film and will release it at the right moment and have decided not to put their money on Mani first.