In the evening, Allu Arjun has taken to Twitter to confirm that his latest movie Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is hitting cinemas on January 12th 2020. And then came a tweet from Mahesh Babu, clarifying that Jan 12th is the release date of Sarileru Neekevvaru. With this, the war is almost confirmed.
Though Allu Arvind and Dil Raju are not interesting in a clash as they are good friends who own a large number of theatres and other bunch of lease theatres, we hear that things didn’t work out as none of the heroes wanted to come late to the party. A gap of a day or two will help each other, but actually both the star heroes are said to be no interested in going back though they want other film to defer by a day or two.
As none of them is willing to go back, producers of the films decided to make the clash official such that distributors and exhibitors will be prepared from now onwards. But then, there are those who are confident that two big films could be safely accommodated during Sankranthi eve, and there are those who feel that one film would eat into the revenues of others due to this clash.
After 1-Nenokkadine clashed with Yevadu in 2014 Sankranthi, Mahesh has decided to go with a gap with other biggies during festivals. Similarly, he has paved way for Baahubali as well by pushing his Srimanthudu backwards. And one wonders why this clash is not being averted.
Same is the case with Allu Arjun as his father Allu Arvind is picking only solo dates for the release. A couple of days gap would have helped both Sarileru Neekevvaru and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, but wonders why the top producers and top heroes are unable to come to a conclusion.