Riding a crest of super success, post ‘Dabangg’, Salman Khan is said to have locked horns with Hrithik Roshan, reportedly contemplating the release of his ‘Ready’ against Roshan’s ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’ on May 27, 2011.
However, the Indian Premier League finals (May 29, 2011) put paid to all such fancy plans and Bhushan Kumar’s ‘Ready’ will now illumine cinemas on June 3, 2011, while ‘ZMND’ is slated to hit screens only on June 23, 2011.
After the super wins of ‘Wanted’ and ‘Dabangg,’ Salman has emerged as the New God for distributors while Hrithik, who served up two duds ‘Kites’ and ‘Guzaarish,’ hasn’t really got industry types yearning to frontline his flicks.
States a top industry source, “After ‘Dabangg’ , Salman’s status as a star has increased tremendously and he’s literally the ‘God of small centres.’ Salman’s film ‘Ready’ is a solo Salman film and distributors have more confidence in promoting it rather than Hrithik’s film ‘ZMND’ which is more of a niche film. Besides, Hrithik’s recent films have not done well and Zoya Akhtar’s first film also was a flop