John Abraham and Akshay Kumar have starred together in a couple of successful films and their friendship goes back a long way. They first teamed up for Garam Masala (2005) and the film turned out to be a runaway hit at the box-office. They joined hands again for Desi Boys (2011) followed by Housefull 2 (2012). Both films emerged as box-office hits and still attract huge viewership on their television premieres.
However, it has been almost eight years since the audience has not seen them in a film together. Things seem to have changed a lot over time. Now instead of starring together in a film, both actors arrive at the box-office with their respective movies at the same time. On 15th August 2018, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham locked horn by releasing Gold and Satyamev Jayate respectively. History is set to repeat itself again as Independence Day 2019 is going to witness yet another clash between Kumar’s Mission Mangal and Abraham’s Batla House.
Today, John launched the trailer of his film Batla House. And when he was asked about clashing with good friend Akshay Kumar once again, he said “Make some noise for Desi Boys. Honestly, I would have loved to create a controversy but Akshay and I are very dear friends. We really get along. In fact, we messaged each other the day after yesterday. There is absolutely nothing. We are just releasing two films on the same date. There is enough space. We are giving a lot of choices to choose to the audience from good films. I can say my film is very good. At least, one choice audience has in head that my film is a good film. I hope the other two films are also very good. But August 15 is a great day.”
Aside from Batla House and Mission Mangal, Baahubali star Prabhas’ much-awaited biggie Saaho is also releasing on 15th August. Set to hit screens in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, the Sujeeth directorial also stars Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role.