No point in fighting: ‘Ujda Chaman’ director on ‘Bala’ row



The makers of “Ujda Chaman” and “Bala” had locked horns over their similar content. However, “Ujda Chaman” director Abhishek Pathak later withdrew his case. He says there is no point in fighting as the team of “Bala” chose not to have a box office clash with his movie.

“Ujda Chaman”, which deals with premature balding and touches upon issues that overweight people face in society, was originally set to release on November 8. The makers of the similar-themed movie “Bala” changed their release date from November 15 to November 7. Finally, “Ujda Chaman” hit the screens on November 1.

“Moving to November 1 was good for both of us. They have their own solo week, I have my own solo week. Both the films will do own business rather than eating into each other’s business. I am happy with the collection. By Monday, it had collected about Rs 10.5-11 crore,” Pathak told IANS.

“Bala” producer Dinesh Vijan recently said in an interview that the “Ujda Chaman” makers had withdrawn their case. He did so simply because the two films had different release dates.

“They didn’t come to clash with me, so I was okay with it. There’s no point in fighting further on that,” said the National Award-winning director, who has also produced movies such as “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” and “Drishyam”.

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