Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express and Ekta Kapoor's Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!, had almost clashed this year before SRK requested Jeetendra to push their release by a week. However, it seems the King Khan and the Queen Bee are gearing up for another box-office war next year.
SRK, who has started shooting for Farah Khan's Happy New Year, is planning to have the film released on Diwali next year and sources claim that Ekta, who is producing Milan Talkies, has also asked director Tigmanshu Dhulia to complete the film in time, so that it may be released during the Festival of Lights. Needless to say, this might set the stage for a major box-office battle.
Farah Khan's Happy New Year also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff whereas Milan Talkies stars Shahid Kapoor.