By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham EditorialThough one still waits to hear about Ranbir Kapoor resuming shoot for BOMBAY VELVET, there is a latest development that would make him as well as many others sit up and notice. John Abraham, who is on a high after RACE 2 and MADRAS CAFE, is all set to challenge Ranbir. His WELCOME BACK is gearing up to take on BOMBAY VELVET at the box office.
What is all the more highlighting for this challenge is that the film is being planned for Christmas 2014 release.
Now this is a huge by all standards since the film stands out as first ever holiday release for John. Considering the fact that there are only six-seven major holidays in a calendar year for pan-India, these are mainly taken up by top superstars. This is the reason why the makers of BOMBAY VELVET too had promptly decided on 25th December as the date for film's arrival. Riding high on the success of blockbuster YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, Ranbir had anyways entered the top league and hence no one disputed the decision. However with John entering the fray too, it is going to be an exciting battle ahead.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and director Anees Bazmee are already pitching WELCOME BACK as one biggie for John Abraham which would further push him into the big league. Will Anurag Kashyap force a bigger challenge with his Ranbir starrer BOMBAY VELVET? It is going to be an interesting period of wait and watch.