Published On : Fri, Feb 21st, 2014

Salman locks Eid for next two releases; Shahrukh to clash with him in 2015


Eid, it appears have become the Shahrukh Khan’s new forte for his movie release, which has this far been Salman Khan’s favorite occasion to serve his new releases to his fans worldwide. After Chennai Express grossed astounding figures after it released on last Eid which went without Salman’s release, King Khan has now picked up Eid 2015 for his next release titled Raees, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani. But as usual Salman Khan will also be up on the same date with his movies to be screened on next two Eids. This year will see Salman’s Kick, directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, coming on Eid and next year too he has firmed his foot on Eid 2015 with yet untitled Kabir Khan’s next.

Both Ritesh Sidhwani and Kabir Khan have confirmed the releases with two Khans on Eid next year. So 2015 will see the clash of Shahrukh and Salman at box office.

Both the makers are in no mood to budge despite knowing about each other’s plans. “We had decided in October (last year) itself to release our film on Eid. So, our film is definitely hitting theatres on that day,” says director Kabir Khan, who will start shooting the movie in November this year.

Sidhwani, however, remained unavailable for comment on the clash.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh feels that the prospect of two big-budget films, each starring two superstars, releasing on the same weekend seems highly unlikely.

So the big question is — who will blink first, especially since two big superstars are involved. “I am sure one of them (movies) will move. Such a clash isn’t healthy for the film industry. The business for both the films will be affected badly,” he says.