Maddock Films announced today that their next project would be a collaboration with John Abraham. The film, titled Tehran, will be directed by Arun Gopalan and will be released on Republic Day, 2023. Surprisingly, this new statement will result in a major box office battle on January 26, 2023. Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, is already set to release on the same day.
Talking about both films hitting screens on the same day, a well-placed trade source was quoted as saying, “Hrithik Roshan’s film Fighter was already slated to release and now comes Tehran. Given that filmmakers try to opt for releases around holidays to ensure box office success, but it remains to be seen whether the films will affect each other’s business.” Further talking about the clash the source continued, “Interestingly, it isn’t just Fighter and Tehran that have announced Republic Day 2023 for release, the untitled Ranbir Kapoor – Shraddha Kapoor starrer is also slated to hit screens on the same day. Given this, January 26, 2023 will see a massive box office clash.”
In terms of the movies, Fighter is directed by Siddharth Anand, and was originally intended to be released in September 2022, but was delayed for release in 2023. Arun Gopalan is directing Tehran, which was scripted by Ritesh Shah and Ashish Prakash Verma. The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Shobhna Yadav, and Sandeep Leyzell and is a Maddock Films production in partnership with Bake my Cake Films.