We all know Sallu miyaan prefers releasing his films on Eid as the festive occasion has always proved to be lucky for him. But in 2015 it will be SRK and not Salman who will rule the box office on Eid
Last year, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express which hit the theatres on Eid went on to break many box office records. And looks like King Khan wants to repeat his phenomenal success once again and therefore his film Raees has reportedly been scheduled for an Eid release in 2015. But isn’t Eid lucky for his arch rival Salman Khan? It is and we hear even SK might release his film to be directed by Kabir Khan on the Eid weekend in the same year. That’s not surprising considering his four blockbuster films – Wanted, Bodyguard, Dabangg and Ek Tha Tiger had released during Eid. In fact, this year too Sallu’s Kick co-starring Jacqueline Fernandez is set for an Eid release. So if the bhai of Bollywood decides to stick with his lucky date 2015 then the audience will witness the biggest box office battle of that year wethinks!
While talking to a tabloid, co-producer of Raees – Ritesh Sidhwani said, “Yes, that’s what (Eid release) we are working towards.” On the other hand, Diwali has been lucky for Shahrukh just like Eid has been for Salman. But it seems since the CE is star is stealing Dabangg Khan’s lucky date; the latter is doing the same. Well, rumours also are rife that Sallu has locked Diwali in 2015 for his film with Sooraj Barjatya which also stars Sonam Kapoor in the lead.
So in 2015 SRK will create dhoom on Eid and Salman on Diwali. But will the whole date swapping strategy work or backfire? Only time will tell!