The date 26th January has been an interesting day for Bollywood recently, witnessing the biggest clashes of the year.
The year 2018 begins with a mega clash at the box office with the two major films 'Aiyaary' and 'Padman' battling against each other.
Since, Republic day serves to be a good occasion for the release of films, makers time and again grab the opportunity to come out with films around the national holiday.
Last year saw the good friends' duo Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan pitted against each other, this year Republic Day would witness the clash between the hit director-actor duo Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar.
Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar had collaborated for films like 'Special 26', 'Baby', 'Rustom', 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and 'Naam Shabana', which received love and appreciation from not just the audience but also the critics.
While on one end prolific filmmaker Neeraj Pandey would present his crime drama 'Aiyaary' on the other hand, national award-winning actor, Akshay Kumar presents his comedy-drama 'Padman' this Republic Day.
'Aiyaary' revolves around two strong-minded army officers sharing a mentor-protege bond who have completely different views, yet right in their own ways.
'Padman' presents the story based on Arunachalam Muruganantham who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine.
It would be interesting to witness a clash of two completely different genres at the box office.