The box office battle between ‘PadMan’ and ‘Padmavat’ has further intensified with a competition for the number of screens. A source informs bollywoodhungama.com, “If this is really true then we would have to re-structure the entire tentative screening schedule for Republic Day. Ideally, ‘Padmavat’ would get all the 5,000-odd screens. But now it will get approximately 2,500 screens. ‘PadMan’, which would have otherwise got most of the screens (if it was to release solo), has now to be content with only 2,500 screens.”
The report further states that the team of ‘PadMan’ has called for an emergency meeting with ‘Padmavat’ makers to sort out the matter. “We will try to reason with them and make them understand why it’s insane to pitch the two films on the same Friday. If they don’t listen, we’ll still go ahead with our release on January 25,” states the source from the team of ‘PadMan’.