Ranbir Kapoor to join the 'Christmas release slot' with Bombay Velvet
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An announcement has been made and that too in as unpretentious manner as possible. With Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet being announced for Christmas 2014 release, it would now be for the first time ever in seven years that a film featuring the young superstar would be the first one to take the much cherished slot even as the big five hold on to their plans.
"Since 2007, it is the three Khans or Akshay Kumar who have brought a film of theirs during Christmas. While Aamir has enjoyed maximum number of releases (four), Akshay has had two of his films arrive in Christmas while Salman and Shah Rukh have laid their claim once each. In fact such is the kind of supremacy that these superstars have enjoyed that no other major actor has even announced his plans for this major holiday release, let aside enforcing a clash. However, with Ranbir being seen as the numero uno superstar in the making, the Christmas arrival of Bombay Velvet is a clear signal," comments an insider.
As a matter of fact, even Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan have not yet brought their films on Christmas though former has enjoyed a fixed date with Diwali for many years now.
"Of course these are early days," says a filmmaker, "Announcement of Bombay Velvet gives a further push to Ranbir's rising stardom as many would now stand up and notice how the film proceeds towards the finishing line. We are talking about a release which is still over year and a half away and that too when not even a single frame has been shot."
Moreover, with the slate of Big 5 is yet to clear up for the coming year and it would hardly be surprising if one of them actually announces his film's release for Christmas next year, hence challenging Ranbir's film.