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Here’s why Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanjay Dutt biopic and Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai’s clash was avoided

Ranbir Kapoor – the Kapoor lad – has always impressed us with the dedication he has put in his projects, be it Tamasha or Barfi. Now, he has got our attention with his dedication for Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Earlier, Dutt’s biopic was to release this year and now has been pushed to March 2018. If the film would have released this year, we would have had the biggest clash of 2017 – Ranbir Kapoor‘s Sanjay Dutt’s biopic v/s Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Explaining the whole scenario, a trade source told a leading daily, “Vidhu Vinod Chopra is mounting this film on a huge scale and this might be the film Ranbir has been wanting for so long. Hirani can hardly go wrong with content, and is the most bankable director in the industry, so it would have been a close match but the distributors and exhibitors asked the producers to delay the film’s release.

”The source confirmed, “The exhibitors weren’t willing to pay more than INR 70-80 crore for the film because if the clash had happened, the films would have suffered. Also, Salman’s film would have had an advantage when it comes to the division of screens. TZH would have still done more than INR 200 crore business, but Ranbir’s film would have done maximum INR 150 crore, even if the content was terrific.”“The Dutt biopic is a huge film, and will definitely do crazy numbers. But that’s only when it doesn’t clash with a superstar’s film, especially Salman’s. So the distributors agreed to pay them INR 110 crore for the theatrical rights, on the condition that the film was pushed to a later date. Now, it has a solo release on March 30,” the source added.

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