Just when everyone thought that Bollywood is back full throttle with biggies lining up for release in the theatres, we found ourselves in the middle of a new Covid-19 wave. Keeping in mind the new restrictions and audiences' safety and the safety of their own pockets, production houses have now decided to postpone theatrical releases of their films. Rana Daggubati's Haathi Mere Saathi, Emraan Hashmi's Chehre, Saif Ali Khan's Bunty Aur Bubli 2 and we hear that Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi may follow suit as well. However, Kangana Ranaut has decided to release Thalaivi as planned on April 23, 2021. And now, we hear that Salman Khan will also keep the promise he made to his fans of meeting them on the big screen this Eid.
Salman's Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai is one of the most awaited films of 2021 and he is well on his way to release it in theatres on May 13, 2021 on the occasion of Eid. A source privy to details has revealed that while the team was concerned initially, with the decision dwindling following many other revisions in films' release dates, it was Salman who stayed stuck to the original plan. "Salman works on conviction. So if he has decided on something, it is hard to convince him. He is optimistic that situation will improve by the time the film hits screens and while his fans expect entertainment from him, he is expecting them to be mindful and follow safety measures." Well, it looks like a case of, 'ek baar jo maine commitment kardi...'
We already know that Salman is currently shooting for YRF's Tiger 3 and also has dates locked for his cameo in Shah Rukh Khan's Pathan. But his team is working up a schedule to factor in Radhe promotions. According to our source, Salman's team is working out on a plan that doesn't disturb his shoot schedule and also has enough space for him to promote Radhe. He is likely to kickstart the same in the later half of April.
So unlike other biggies, who are shying away from releasing their films in theatres, fearing disappointing footfalls, Salman and the entire team of Radhe seems to be confident that the film has all that it takes to pull the masses into the theatres. The film's trailer has also passed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) test without any cuts and with a U/A certificate. And it may well be on the way of dropping soon. It can be recalled that Salman had promised to help the theatre owners and announced Radhe for theatres instead of taking the OTT route, and it looks like he is dedicated to doing so for the industry as a whole. Let's hope the situation only gets better from here and we do get to see Radhe in theatres, on the original release date.
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