Kangana Ranaut vs Akshay Kumar: Manikarnika picks Independence Day release with Gold?

Mumbai: It seems to be a tough year for Akshay Kumar, since the actor is facing clashes with his releases, all of this in spite of being the first to announce his movie dates.

With ‘PadMan’, Akshay had announced it would be a Republic Day release. The actor’s movie then was set to clash with Neeraj Pandey’s recent release ‘Aiyaary’, which stars his ‘Brothers’ co-actor Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles.

If that wasn’t enough, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-delayed ‘Padmaavat’, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, sought a solo Republic Day release, which Akki agreed to, as mentioned, in spite of being the first to announce and promise his fans that his movie ‘PadMan’ will be a Republic Day release.

Not only Republic Day, Akshay Kumar had also booked Independence Day for his upcoming Reema Kagti directorial ‘Gold’. But it looks like the actor will have to face competition yet again, this time from Kangana Ranaut.

According to a report on Mid-Day, Kangana is keen to release her epic biographical film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ on Independence Day since the film is based on the warrior queen.

‘Gold’, on the other hand, is a tale inspired from India's historic Olympic hockey win in 1948. On the clash, the daily goes on to report that Kangana feels there’s enough room for both the films to flourish.

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