Earlier it was planned that both Akshay Kumar's Once Upon A Time In Dobara and Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express will release on Eid. But later, Balaji Motion Pictures postponed the release of Akshay's movie on Shahrukh's request. When a leading daily asked Akshay about competing with Shahrukh, the actor said, "I have the highest regard and respect for Shahrukh Khan. And honestly, I don't worry about people pitting us against each other."
Akshay Kumar further added, "Over the years, I have been pitted against other Khans - Aamir, Salman and SRK. More than anything else, I take it as a big compliment."
Now, Akshay Kumar's Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara (OUATIMD), which also stars Imraan Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, will hit the screens on 15 August.