John Abraham’s Batla House is all set to clash with Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal at the box office this Independence Day. Both film’s are inspired by true events. While Batla House is inspired by the Operation Batla House that took place in 2008, Mission Mangal is loosely based on the story of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission.
This is not the first time Akshay and John are clashing at the box office. The actors clashed at the BO last Independence Day as well with Gold and Satyameva Jayate respectively.
John Abraham is set to play Police officer Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. Speaking about clashing with Akshay two years in a row, John said – why shouldn’t he release the film on a holiday festivals as holidays gets bigger footfalls, as families steps out together.
He is okay if a bigger film is opposite him. John hopes one day he will have a bigger film. He wants to release Batla House since he is confident about his content and he hopes that any other content releasing along with his film is equally fantastic too.
John feels even though the clash does affect the business, it is other person’s problem. He knows which of his film will earn how much at the box office. He calculates about probability and failure. He knows which of his films will come in 40 – 60 crore bracket, 80 – 100 crore and Rs 100 crore plus.
John also says he is okay if the film earns a little less but he wants to do films which he likes and stories which he wants to tell.