It will be a clash of titans at the box office in the month of August.
Power star Pawan Kalyan's yet-to-be-titled film will take on Jr NTR's "Ramayya Vastavayya" in the first week of August.
Directed by Harish Shankar, "Ramayya Vastavayya" is slated to release on 9 August. The release date for Pawan Kalyan's film (likely to be titled "Attharintiki Daaredi") is set for 7 August. Latest buzz is that both the actors are eyeing Eid holiday as well as Independence Day weekend to set the box office on fire.
Jr NTR's "Ramayya Vastavayya" is one of the most-awaited movies, after the super success of "Baadshah". The first look poster of the Harish Shankar film has already generated a lot of hype among moviegoers.
The poster shows a stylish Jr NTR holding a gadha (an ancient Indian mace) in his hand. The actor will reportedly be seen as a student leader in this action entertainer. Actress Samantha and Shruti Haasan are playing the female leads.
On the other hand, the shooting of Pawan Kalyan's new film with Trivikram Srinivas is progressing at a brisk pace. According to latest reports, the makers have shown interest in releasing the film in the first week of August (likely to be 7 August).
After the success of "Gabbar Singh" and "Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu" last year, Pawan Kalyan is back with his first movie in 2013. This would be the second time that the actor will team up with director Trivikram after blockbuster "Jalsa", which was released in 2008. The combo of Trivikram and Pawan Kalyan has raised the expectations of their fans.
Recent reports suggest that the theatrical rights of the film for the Nizam area has been acquired by Global Cinemas for a record price. Actress Samantha and Praneetha play the female leads. The film's score will be composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Trade pundits believe that either Jr NTR or Pawan Kalyan would back out from the race, as releasing their films at the same time might result in huge loss of revenue.
Both the actors have a huge fan following and are popular among the masses. It has to be seen if they would stick to their release date or if one of them would back out. In that case, who would postpone or advance the release date of their film?