Deepika prepones xXx release fearing Shah Rukh Raees and Hrithik Kaabil

Deepika prepones xXx release fearing Shah Rukh Raees and Hrithik Kaabil:

All Deepika Padukone fans can finally rejoice as they’ll get to see the Hollywood debut of their favourite actress a little earlier than it was planned. xXx: Return Of Xander Cage is gonna release in India a week before its US release. The film which was supposed to release on January 20, 2017 will now hit theatres on January 14. The film will now have a clash of sorts with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor’s OK Jaanu which releases on January 13. The film will have huge competition from the second day of its release from Deepika Padukone’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage. But come to think of it, the real reason for preponing the release date may be the fact that on January 25, 2017, just five days later the previous release date of the film, two of the biggest Bollywood films – Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil are to hit theatres.

If that’s true than this is not the first time a Hollywood film has averted a clash with a big Bollywood offering and mainly a Shah Rukh Khan starrer. During the release of Dilwale, even ‘The Force’ had to bow down to the power of SRK, as much awaited and much talked about Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens saw its release a week later in India. In fact, Hollywood’s biggest hit in India, The Jungle Book too paved way for ‘The King’ when Fan was up for the release. Just like xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, The Jungle Book too preponed its release a week before the US opening.

An interesting thing to be noted here is Deepika Padukone’s last offering clashed with Shah Rukh Khan’s in Christmas 2015 and it was Deepika’s Bajirao Mastani that won the battle eventually against SRK’s Dilwale after lagging behind initially.