Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi on Wednesday said he is not worried about the box office clash between his upcoming feature Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh and Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan. He believes both the films are ‘different’ from each other.
At the trailer launch of Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh, the filmmaker said, “Ours is not a song and dance film, it is a very different film. I don’t worry about such things (box office clash). Both the films are different in nature and each in its proper place. I am not worrying about who is in front of us, I’m only focusing on my film.”
While Rajkumar’s film will release on January 26, Pathaan will hit the screens on January 25.
Rajkumar Santoshi praises SRK
Praising Shah Rukh, the director said the superstar is one of the most hardworking and respected actors of the industry. “I have known him for years, he is a very good person. He puts a lot of effort in his films, and I send him good wishes for his film. Yash Raj Films is a very reputed banner and they are coming with a very ambitious film. They have a separate fan following and they will watch their film,” Santoshi added.
‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh not a propaganda film’
During the trailer launch, he also clarified that it is not a propaganda film. He also said he doesn’t belong to any (political) party and that he has made the film with honesty.
About Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh
Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh is a period film which depicts the war of two extremely opposite ideologies between Mahatma Gandhi and Nathuram Godse.
The trailer of Gandhi Godse-Ek Yudh explores the alternative reality wherein Mahatma Gandhi (Deepak Antani) survived the assassination attempt by Nathuram Godse (Chinmay Mandlekar).
Rajkumar Santoshi is returning to direction after nine years with the film. His last released movie was Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, starring Shahid Kapoor. His daughter Tanisha is set to make her acting debut in Gandhi Godse-Ek Yudh, which also stars newcomer Anuj Saini.
The film is backed by Santoshi Productions LLP and PVR Pictures. Music is by famed composer AR Rahman with sound design by Resul Pookutty.
(With inputs from PTI)