Rohit Shetty trolled for averting Sooryavanshi-Inshallah clash; Akshay Kumar backs director

Updated: Jun 15, 2019, 11:01 IST | mid-day online desk

Irked by Rohit Shetty's decision, fans of Akshay Kumar, the male lead in the upcoming film, went on a tweeting spree against the filmmaker and in no time, 'Bhagoda Rohit Shetty' started trending on Twitter

Rohit Shetty trolled for averting Sooryavanshi-Inshallah clash; Akshay Kumar backs director
Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar

Rohit Shetty and Salman Khan had a healthy discussion to avert the clashes of their respective big-budget films. Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Inshallah starring Salman and Alia Bhatt were to lock horns at the box office. However, Salman and Rohit met and the latter agreed to change the release date of Sooryavanshi.

However, Akshay Kumar, who has several fan clubs on social media - they are unhappy and are left dejected by this news. The cinegoers expressed their angst on the micro-blogging site. Irked by Shetty's decision, fans of Akshay Kumar, the male lead in the upcoming film, went on a tweeting spree against the filmmaker and in no time, 'Bhagoda Rohit Shetty' started trending on Twitter.

For years, Salman Khan has always had an Eid release every year, and therefore Rohit agreed to prepone the release of Sooryavanshi - another cop drama. This decision sent Twitterverse in a tizzy.

Seeing his director receive backlash, Akshay Kumar had to come on the social media in support of his director and tweeted a statement, which said, "Since past few days I've noticed certain negative trends being done by people dearest to me...you guys."

He continued, "I can see and understand your angst, all I can do is request you all with folded hands not to start/participate in such trends. I took up Sooryavanshi with a very positive outlook, let's continue making and releasing it in the same way."

Now that Sooryavanshi has been preponed, it will release on March 27, 2020.

This is the first time that Akshay has collaborated with Rohit for a project, where he will be seen as a cop and is set to share screen space with his 'Namaste London' co-star Katrina Kaif.

Also Read: Sooryavanshi to release on March 27, 2020; won't clash with Salman Khan's Inshallah

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