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It’s Akshay Kumar vs Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao as Good News clashes with the Anurag Basu directorial



Like every year, Akshay Kumar will again have multiple releases this year. One of his releases this year, Good News also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani was supposed to release on July 17 but yesterday Karan Johar, the producer of the movie, announced a new release date to be September 6. It was supposed to be a solo release but a sometime back, they have found a company in the form of Anurag Basu’s next untitled movie.

Touted to be a dark comic anthology, the movie is about four different stories and stars an ensemble of actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra and Pankaj Tripathi. Interestingly, the movie will also release on September 6. So, it’s gonna be Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh vs Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.

While Abhishek Bachchan has already shot for the most of his part in Mumbai and Kolkata last year, Anurag Basu is currently shooting with Rajkummar Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh in Bhopal. Speaking about the movie and his association with T Series, who’ll be backing the project, Anurag Basu said, as per Koimoi, “It’s my pleasure to be working with Mr. Bhushan Kumar for my next that is a dark comic anthology. It’s our first collaboration but doesn’t seems like one. I am extremely happy to have found this talented new generation cast , though I will trust my old friend Pritam for music as always!”

Producer Bhushan Kumar talked about the association, he said, “Anurag is a master storyteller and brings magic to celluloid in his films. I am happy we are working together. The characters, the story is so compelling yet the treatment is so amusing. We have tried to bring on board a terrific cast who perfectly fit the roles that are written. The way the script and shooting is in process, Anurag and I are already planning on doing another project. I am keen on doing more films with Anurag and his team.” He also tweeted, “Stellar cast & a master storyteller! My pleasure to be producing @basuanurag’s next. All the best team @juniorbachchan @RajkummarRao @fattysanashaikh #AdityaRoyKapur @sanyamalhotra07 @TripathiiPankaj @TSeries @tanibasu”

Interestingly, this will be the third clash between an Akshay Kumar starrer and a Bhushan Kumar backed movie. Last year, Satyameva Jayate clashed with Gold. This year on Independence Day, it’s gonna be Mission Mangal vs Batla House. And now, Good News vs the Anurag Basu directorial.

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