PeepingMoon Exclusive: Utkarsh Sharma on Gadar 2 and OMG 2 box office clash - 'Gadar & Lagaan also came together, both turned historic'

The much-anticipated film Gadar 2 is all set to hit the theatres on August 11, 2022. Helmed by Anil Sharma, Gadar 2 is a direct sequel to the 2001 hit Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. In the film, Sunny Deol reprises his role as Tara Singh, Ameesha Patel as Sakina and Utkarsh Sharma as Charanjeet. However, the film will clash with Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam starrer OMG 2. Much like history repeating itself when the 2001 Gadar released alongside Aamir Khan's Lagaan and both films were superhits.  

Utkarsh Singh who played Tara and Sakina's son in Gadar, is reprising  the same role after 22 years. In an exclusive chat with PeepingMoon, director Anil Sharma's son spoke about the clash between Gadar 2 and OMG 2. "Firstly, I hope that both films do well because it is very important to have a 'mela' (fair) of films. It is really good that Hindi films are picking up well, and South cinema was already doing good. It is doing what Hindi films used to do for a long time. In fact, the last three which were rom-com did really well, which is another good sign because these used to be the bread & butter of our industry as every second film used to be a rom-com. It is really good to see these films doing good! In fact, I look at this clash as a very good sign for the industry especially when there are two big films, two big actors, and two big franchises and they are coming, sharing the day together and sharing the love of the audience together. Back in 2001, Gadar and Lagaan also came together and both of them did wonders and they turned out to be historic," shared the actor. 

Utkarsh compared the clash between both films to the clash between Barbie and Oppenheimer. "Also, Barbie and Oppenheimer recently came and they were celebrated together, it wasn't looked at as a competition about who will collect more. It is very obvious that one film will do better than the other in terms of collection, but that doesn't matter. what matters is if both the films were fun or not, that's what matters the most, and the industry needs it. I hope both films do well. I am an Akshay Kumar fan and have grown up watching his film. I hope he does really well and he is coming as Shiva, so I am seeing it as a blessing. Both films have their own unique audiences, ours is patriotic and coming near to Independence Day while their film tackles religion. So, it's up to the audience to decide but I wish the best for both films," he added, before signing off.