It looks like Akshay Kumar is not getting a competition-free Independence Day weekend this year. After 2.0 got delayed to next year, Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment pushed the hockey film Gold to release on August 15, with the new poster proclaiming the date. Akshay Kumar has always looked to releasing his movies on National holidays which have worked for him. He couldn't do so earlier this year, when Padmaavat came out at the same time and he had to push Pad Man ahead. As a result, Pad Man underperformed at the box office, a fate Akshay doesn't want Gold to have. The movie is directed by Reema Kagti and is about India's first hockey gold medal win as a free country. The movie also stars Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Singh and Amit Sadh.
However, there is already a biggie coming out on August 15 in the form of John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee's thriller Satyamev Jayate. Going by that title, we are sure that the producers won't want to shift their release date elsewhere. John Abraham's Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran was a hit, so the makers of SM may want to bank on that. Satyamev Jayate is directed by Milap Zaveri and marks the debut of Aisha Sharma as the female lead.
Now to add more zing in the competition and woes to Akshay Kumar's bucket, the comic actioner Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is also releasing on the same date. Starring the three Deols, Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby, the movie is the third installment of the Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise. The first movie in the series was a surprise hit, but the sequel tanked. However, considering the Deol's strong fanbase in the North, there will be quite the demand for the movie there. Also, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se will benefit from the cameos of Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
So which of these movies are you rooting for on Independence day?
Which Bollywood movie releasing on Independence Day 2018 are you rooting for?
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