Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar will clash again. We told you what had happened when the two had gone head-on earlier at the box office. But things have changed significantly in past few years. Akshay Kumar has become a huge name to reckon with at the box office. In last one year, he has scooped up more Rs. 100 crores than anyone else. In fact, in their recent clash between Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Rehnuma (tentative title), Akshay already aced it in the first round. How? Let us explain it. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra- 11 ruling superstars who made it on their own without any filmy parents)

So you might remember initially it was Crack, a film that Akshay announced complete with a poster and release date on Twitter August 15 last year, which was supposed to take on SRK’s film. That means the date was with the makers anyway but they just decided to release a different movie in the place of Crack. Which also means Akshay had booked the date first. Salman Khan shared the first look and release date of the SRK starrer on November 29 last year. So it was SRK who chose that date after Akshay. That means anybody who feels it was the Rustom actor trying to clash with SRK, you need to get the facts right. They always had the date with them. Check out the tweets right here.

This time,we come together for ‘CRACK’ – A Neeraj Pandey film. Releases Independence Day weekend 2017.Need your love

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 15, 2016

.@iamsrk ki film aa Rahi hai . Date Maine decide kar di hai . Title tum log decide kardo . Best of luck @AnushkaSharma #ImtiazAli

— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) November 29, 2016

According to reports, Crack had bowed out of the clash owing to the rumours of it getting shelved. Yes, there was a definite rumour about the film not making it at all but later Akshay cleared the air by tweeting, “Friends, pls don’t believe everything you hear in the media. Film-making is an art & sometimes takes longer than expected! #CRACKWILLHAPPEN.”

So anybody saying otherwise should read this article, we feel!