Box office clash of KJo’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay in UAE

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Karan Johar’s multi-starrer faces off with superstar Ajay Devgn’s much awaited action at the cinemas this Diwali weekend in the UAE.

It has been called the clash of the titans as Karan Johar’s multi-starrer ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ faces off with superstar Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ at the cinemas in the UAE, today.

Karan Johar’s romantic drama has been in the news since it began shooting, since not only does it finally bring together Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and KJo together, but features the biggest stars in the Indian film industry today, including Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan.

‘Shivaay’, on the other hand, is touted to be the biggest action flick of the year – which has mostly seen dramas and a comedy (Housefull 3) raking in Rs100 crores plus each at the box office. The slick action thriller sees Devgn in the director’s chair and as the lead protagonist.

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The film’s plotline in a nutshell is the following: ‘To protect his family, a stable and innocent Himalayan mountaineer transforms into a mean destroyer when he needs to.’

Made with a reported budget of Rs80 crore, ADHM is said to be a remake of 1977 Rishi Kapoor film Doosra Aadmi. There was a rumour that the roles of Rishi Kapoor, Rakhee and Neetu Singh will be reportedly played by Kapoor, Rai Bachchan and Sharma, however Johar has shot down those comparisons.

As far as Shivaay’s budget is concerned, the man-of-few-words, Devgn, has been mum about it: “My budget of the film is as much as the Ajay Devgn film should be but I have not taken a penny. I have put everything in the film so that does not put pressures on the market of distributors and I felt that’s fair enough,” Ajay told IANS.

 

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