June 22 is a red letter day as it’ll be the battle of Karthi vs Ajith at the box office. The sudden decision to release Saguni also on June 22 has sent the industry into a tizzy.
It’s after quite a while that movies of two big heroes are releasing on the same day. Producers usually avoid getting into such clashes as it affects the business of their films but it’s interesting to see that this trend has changed. What prompted the Saguni filmmakers to move their release date from July 6 to June 22 is a big question.
The Karthi-starrer is said to be releasing simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil in over 700 screens. Billa 2 and Saguni are getting censored over the next few days.
While the former is a bigbudget flick that’s a prequel to Ajith’s superhit Billa, the Karthi-starrer is said to be a political satire. Incidentally, June 22 is also Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s birthday.
Locking Horns with Billa-2!
For actors Sudhanshu Pandey and Vidyut Jamwal, working on Billa 2 has been an experience they will cherish for a long time to come. The film marks the Kollywood debut of both the actors from Mumbai!
Sudhanshu says, “For a debut experience, I felt extremely welcomed by the team. There was never a dull moment on the sets.”
He adds, “I was looking for a good break in south, and that’s when I met one of the producers, Sunir Kheterpal, who offered me this role. I flew down to Chennai to meet up with director Chakri Toleti and Suresh Balaje. When I stepped into their office, Suresh himself got up and fetched me a glass of water instead of ordering his staff. Though it sounds trivial, it mattered a lot to me because it was with them that I was going to spend my time shooting.”
For Vidyut too, the experience has been anything but warm and enjoyable. Recounting the ‘chilling’ action scene that he shot for the film with Ajith while it was snowing heavily, he says, “I was wondering how Ajith and I’d be able to fight when the snow was falling heavily, covering the roads. I thought it was humanly impossible to shoot, but Ajith and Chakri were going about with their preparation. That’s how much dedicated they were!”
Quiz Sudhanshu if he had to prepare himself to fit into the character in Billa II, and he says, “I play a 40-plus, super rich guy, who owns everything he can desire, and can get everything he wants. Chakri told me that I need to put on weight, and grow thick beard and moustache.”
He adds, “In fact, I’ve dubbed for myself in the film. They hired a tutor for me in Mumbai, and I would sit with him and learn the Tamil phonetics and pronunciation everyday.”
In the days that he spent shooting with Ajith, Vidyut says he has become his huge fan. He says, “He can talk about everything under the sun. He has a good knowledge of food, fashion and health. He’s someone who’s comfortable with his body.”
And Sudhanshu adds that he shares such a good rapport with Ajith that the two often cracked jokes on the sets. “During most of the scenes, Bruna Abdullah either gets out of the swimming pool or is busy doing laps. This has kind of become a standing joke between us that if someone comes looking for Bruna, we’d say, ‘Check the pool!’ Though Ajith is one of the superstars in Tamil film industry, he’s very humble and helpful,” he signs off.
Ajith’s Billa 2 to release in 700 plus screens Worldwide
It would be the biggest release in Ajith’s career. Yes his 51st film, Billa 2 will hit the screens on 22 June in over 700 cinema halls across the globe.
Chakri Toleti, who directed the movie is confident that Billa 2 would rock Ajith fans. The Tamil release rights has been acquired by for a huge sum.
Billa2 Release Date Updates
1.Now Ajith’s Billa 2 releasing on Vijay’s birthday -June 22! – Sreedhar Pillai (Journalist)
2.Biggies in South release dates as reported: Billa 2 – 22nd June, Saguni – 6th July … Good 2 weeks gap between big films. Good thinking – Dhananjayan (CEO UTV)
About Billa 2 Trailer Release Date
New trailer is ready and will be released in Youtube this weekend and then in all TV channels. Those who were able to get a glimpse of 2 – 3 min trailer, which is said to be a mix of the already released teaser and new scenes, seem excited over it. The film is planned to be produced before censor board on June 11.
Billa 2 France Theater List
Hi friends , here is the theater list of Billa II . For the 1rst time , a Indian movie is showing in 13 cities ! Pls make it big .. Thala is back!
Paris - Gaumont St Denis - Premiere show on 21st | 22nd Normal Shows
Paris - Gaumont Carré Sénart - From 23rd
Paris - Gaumont Disney Village - From 23rd
Paris - Pathé Conflant - From 23rd
Paris - Pathé Quai D’ivry - From 23rd
Lyon - Pathé Vaise - From 23rd
Marseille - Pathé Madeleine - From 23rd
Nice - Pathé Paris - From 23rd
Bordeaux - Gaumont Talence - From 23rd
Toulouse - Pathé Wilson - From 23rd
Strasbourg - Pathé Brumath - From 23rd
Amiens - Gaumont Amiens - From 23rd
Creil - Pathé Montataire - From 23rd
Billa 2 – Singapore and Malaysia Theater List
Billa II – Malaysia and Singapore theater list…
|1||LFS PJ STATE|
|4||LFS KUALA SELANGOR|
|6||LFS SHAW CENTRE POINT|
|7||GSC USJ SUMMIT|
|8||GSC IOI PUCHONG|
|9||LFS SRI INTAN KLANG|
|10||LFS CAPITOL SELAYANG|
|11||BIG CINEMA BREM MALL|
|14||TGV BUKIT TINGGI|
|15||SUN CINEMA RAWANG|
|16||GSC TROPICANA MALL|
|17||GSC SETIA CITY|
|19||CATHY CURVE DAMANSARA|
|22||PANDAN INDAH CAPITAL|
|25||KPI KM PLAZA SEREMBAN|
|26||GSC TERMINAL 1|
|29||GSC DATARAN PAHLAWAN|
|30||GSC AEON MELAKA|
|32||LFS MAHKOTA PARADE|
|33||KPI SKUDAI PARADE|
|36||LFS PLAZA TASIK|
|39||LFS BATU PAHAT|
|40||SUPER STAR ULU TIRAM|
|41||BIG CINEMA KLUANG|
|42||CATHAY CITY SQUARE|
|44||TGV 1ST AVENUE PENANG|
|47||LFS BUKIT JAMBUL|
|48||GSC PELANGI LEISURE MALL|
|49||LFS BUKIT MERATAJAM|
|50||GSC SUNWAY CARNIVAL|
|52||GSC IPOH PARADE|
|53||LFS SERI KINTA|
|54||BIG CINEMA TAIPING|
|56||GSC SUNGAI PETANI|
|57||BIG CINEMA ALOR STAR|
|58||GOLDEN STAR SP|
|59||JITRA MALL KEDAH|
|61||GSC KUANTAN MEGAMALL|
Singapore Theater List will be updated soon…