Akshay Kumar Says Ram Setu Is ‘Rooted In Indian Culture’ And Addresses Box Office Conflict With Thank God


Akshay Kumar is unfazed as his last film Ram Setu will have a box office head-to-head with Sidharth Malhotra’s comedy, Thank God, and insists that two films released on the same day should not be referred to as a “clash”.

Akshay Ram Setu’s action-adventure and Indra Kumar-directed comedy will open in cinemas on October 25. Ahead of the film’s release, Akshay in an interview with Hindustan Times said that both Diwali releases would find their audience.

“There’s no clash. Let’s not call it that. It’s two movies, with different appeals, coming out on the same day. It’s happened in the past and it will happen in the future. Fans will choose to watch whichever they like the most or better yet, watch both. The main goal is for our fans to enjoy the festival in the cinema with their friends and family,” said Akshay.

According to the actor, Ram Setu, who portrays him as an archaeologist, was made with deep emotional respect, keeping the country’s history and culture in mind. The film also stars Nushrratt Bharuccha, Jacqueline Fernandez and marks the Hindi debut of Telugu actor Satyadev.

“Ram Setu is very proudly steeped in Indian history and culture. On the factual side, the team relied on extensive research to represent what is true and bring out several unknown facts. On a spiritual and sentimental level, we have not only remained emotionally respectful, but I can assure you that the values ​​and beliefs associated with Shri Ram and Ram Setu are uniquely upheld,” he added.

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Ram Setu will be Akshay Kumar’s fourth theatrical release this year after Bachchhan Paandey, Prithviraj and Raksha Bandhan, all box office misses. Actor Cuttputtli’s OTT release has also opened up to poop criticism.

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