Two big budget films, SRK and Kajol's "Dilwale" and Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer "Bajirao Mastani", are set to have a box office clash, with both films releasing on the same date, 18 December.
While it is being speculated that the earnings of both the films will be affected by the clash, both Shah Rukh and "Bajirao Mastani" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali seem unaffected by the clash.
But it looks like SRK's "Dilwale", which has been creating tremendous buzz, is already being preferred over "Bajirao Mastani".
The team of "Dilwale" has grabbed two weekend slots for promoting the film in Salman's highly-watched controversial show "Bigg Boss 9", while "Bajirao Mastani" will be promoted in one weekend episode.
While no official confirmation has been made regarding "Bajirao Mastani" dates, "Dilwale" actor Varun Dhawan revealed about their film being promoted on "Bigg Boss 9". "Kriti & I will enter the Bigg Boss house on the 28th Nov. I have spoken to Salman bhai. Shah Rukh will enter the house a bit later," Varun told Bollywood Life during "Manma Emotion Jaage Re" song launch.
The report further stated that SRK and Kajol will enter "Bigg Boss 9" on 5-6 December.
Bajirao Mastani" is a period drama based on the love story of warrior Peshwa Baji Rao, (played by Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (played by Deepika Padukone). Priyanka is essaying the role of Bajirao's first wife Kashibai.
On the other hand, "Dilwale", featuring Shah Rukh, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, brings Bollywood's iconic couple SRK and Kajol back on screen after a gap of five years.