'Haider' and 'Bang Bang' are both very different films: Shahid

Aug 17 2014, 12:36 IST
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Shahid kapoor in Interview. (AP Photo) Shahid kapoor in Interview. (AP Photo)
SummaryBollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, whose upcoming film 'Haider' is set to clash with superstar..

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, whose upcoming film 'Haider' is set to clash with superstar Hrithik Roshan's 'Bang Bang' on October 2, feels that both the films can sustain together because they cater to different audiences.

"I saw the promo of 'Bang Bang' and I loved it and I will definitely go and see the film. I wished good luck to Hrithik. It is a five-day weekend, the five-day holiday period is coming after a long time and I think any big holiday weekend is good enough for two films to sustain. Two big films can release (together), there is no problem," Shahid said in an interview here.

While Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Haider' is a desi adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', starring Shahid, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon and Shraddha Kapoor, 'Bang Bang', directed by Siddharth Raj Anand, is a remake of the hit Hollywood movie 'Knight and Day', with Hrithik and Katrina Kaif in the lead.

"I think if 'Haider' is black then 'Bang Bang' is white. What 'Haider' is offering you that 'Bang Bang' can't offer and vice versa. We are confident about our film. Our film is not very expensive so we have nothing to lose. So getting a five-day weekend is fantastic for a film like ours," Shahid said.

The actor feels that both the films are of different genres and will cater to audiences with different tastes.

"I don't think there is going to be any confusion for people. If people want to see something edgy, different and out-of-the-box then they will see 'Haider' and if people want to see something entertaining, fun and a potboiler then they will see 'Bang Bang'. Had there been two similar kinds of films then it would be a different scenario but that is not the case here," he added.

It is obvious that both the films will vie for good box office result as their trailers have already got a thumps up from the audience and both Shahid and Hrithik have a huge fan following.

Apart from 'Haider', Shahid, 33, seems all excited about 'Shandaar', a film by Vikas Bahl.

"It is drastically different from 'Haider'. I am very excited to do it. I saw 'Queen' six months before it got released. Vikas and I have been talking about doing a film for long time. He told me a one line about this film -destination wedding and I thought it

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