Shah Rukh Khan has intervened in the matter, urging his fans to not misbehave with people in his name. Yash has tried to cool tempers down by saying there is always space for two good movies to do well simultaneously.
Bengaluru: Shah Rukh Khan's much-awaited movie Zero is slated for a December 21 release. Zero was touted as the biggest release of the year in Bollywood when the trailer of Yash-starrer KGF was released. The Kannada movie is being released in five languages including Hindi.
KGF received an amazing response from people all over the country. Moreover, it was announced that it would be released alongside Shah Rukh Khan's movie Zero ― on December 21.
Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Anil Tandani have partnered to release KGF in the Hindi market.
Zero is about a person with a small stature, an aspiring celebrity attaining something impossible. Whereas KGF is about Kolar gold fields, known as the land of gold, the oppression and the underworld. Zero is colourful; KGF is dark.
As both the movies are releasing the same day, people have started comparing the two and appreciation about KGF in Bollywood has earned the wrath of SRK fans.
But speaking about the conflict of dates, Yash said there was always space for two good cinemas at one time. If the content is good, people will bless both the films, he said.
This did not stop SRK fans from bashing Yash and KGF.
Ye hi Bach gya tha jab tujhe pta tha 21 December ko #Zero aa rhi hai to bc 😡😡— Shailesh SK (@iamsksrk) November 10, 2018
Sir aap jo kar rahe hai sahi nahi hai,shahrukh sir ke zero movie ke sath aap jo clash kar rahe kgf .it is not good— khajavali sanadi (@khajavali1s) November 11, 2018
Lol 1st thing everyone knows from one year that #Zero was coming on 21st December and I am not saying don’t release #KGF BUT TELLING THAT @FarOutAkhtar to stop being so nice in front of public. Look at his all tweets he is being so nice to all but he is an AHole— Keyur Sharma (@KeyurSharma31) November 11, 2018
#KGF and #Simba to effect #Zero though #Simba not a direct clash. But guys trust me, don't ever clash your movies with good content #SRK and #Salman films. They are big pan India stars. And if #Zero has good content, no film can even come near to #Zero collection. No one.— Abhay Kumar-Filmcritc (@AbhayKumarSays) November 10, 2018
#KGF trailer is good but it wont collect even 50 lacs in Hindi if it comes solo also on Christmas . Big south Superstars films doesn’t work in Hindi belt barring Bahubali, forget about new comers. Zero age tike gi nahi astin ke sap pic.twitter.com/AFKNy8Gj80— I am Zero#Mohsinkhan (@Mohsink99884431) November 10, 2018
However, there were many, who wished KGF well and had good things to say about the movie too.
A tsunami is coming on 21st December to hit the ego, pseudo pride of Bollywood.— ಸಂತೋಷ್ ವಿಶ್ವಾಮಿತ್ರ (@santhu_shidle) November 11, 2018
Dear Bollywood, Indian cinema doesn't means only Bollywood.
Our KGF gold @NimmaYash will break zero @iamsrk into thousand pieces.#KGFTrailer#Sandalwood pic.twitter.com/3zgafO5TnP
Well #KGF(21Dec)— Virtually Tangible (@Virtuallytangib) November 11, 2018
I think SRK has found a suitable challenger in #yash.Giving hard time to SRK fans so https://t.co/gKGSF6qMJ7 was inevitable guys,great story and concept that people were craving for since ages.All the best to both,let the competition begin.#KGFTrailer #zero pic.twitter.com/CXauzJAhXO
Reacting to the development, Khan has asked his fans not to be indecent with anyone in his name.
KGF is directed by Prashanth Neil and the movie is made on a budget of Rs 75 crore. Hombale Films is the producer. Zero was made on a budget of Rs 180 crore and is directed by Anand L Rai and produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.
Last Updated Nov 11, 2018, 9:10 PM IST