Akshay Kumar grabs Salman Khans favourite Eid date for his next release

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 plans to cash in on the holiday weekend this year

Salman Khan’s blockbusters Wanted, Dabangg and Bodyguard released on Eid and it has become his favourite and lucky date ever since. But this year, Akshay Kumar has decided to take on Salman by blocking the 2013 Eid weekend for the release of his next film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2. Producer Ekta Kapoor is thrilled about getting hold of this spot since it could work wonders for the business of her film.

But Akshay might still have to battle it out with Salman as Sohail Khan’s Mental starring Sallu is aiming for an Eid release too. It would be interesting to see who would come out as the winner if this clash does happen. Rumours say that Rohit Shetty’s Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express is also vying for an Eid release, but there has been no confirmation on that yet. Will this Eid battle turn out to be a bitter one like 2012’s Diwali releases Son Of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan? Let’s wait and watch!