Akshay is a friend, I wish him best: John on clash with 'Gold'
Mumbai: Actor John Abraham, whose upcoming film Satyameva Jayate will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15, said the two films can release on the same day as the stories are different.
This Independence Day three films will be clashing at the box office - Satyameva Jayate, Gold and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, which stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
"Akshay is a friend, I wish him the best. Two films can release on the same day as both the films are of different genres," John said."
Director Milap Zaveri said, "I wish Gold all the best. I wish and hope all the films that are releasing on August 15 get positive response and do good business."
John said Satyameva Jayate is a commercial entertainer with patriotism at its core.
"We have spoken about patriotism, corruption. This is an unfiltered commercial film. It has everything from drama to action," he added.
Akshay and John, who have worked together in films like Garam Masala, Housefull 2 and Desi Boyz, are the two stars from Bollywood who are exploring the genre of patriotic films.
When asked if there is a healthy competition between him and Akshay, John said, "I do films that I like in terms of script. I enjoyed making 'Parmanu' and I like this space. I am doing RAW and then I have Batla House.
"It depends on what you want to do at that point of time. Each actor is entitled to choose what they want to do next. Akshay is doing a comedy film next," John said. For Satyameva Jayate, John has once again collaborated with actor Manoj Bajpayee after Shootout At Wadala.