Rivals Salman and Sharukh fight for 2014 Eid slot
This year both Ekta Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan were eyeing Eid holiday for their respective movie release. Industry saw a clash of titans with both trying to pressurize the other by means of their heavy influence. Finally, Ekta withdrew and she released her movie a week later on 15th August. She agreed as there was another National holiday in scene. But what about Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan?
Salman has booked Eid day of 2014 for releasing Sajid Nandidwala’s ‘Kick’. Not only that, Salman has booked Republic day for ‘Mental’. He is also rumored to release a movie with Prabhudheva on Diwali. Well, this is the story of one ‘Khan’.
After a historical success of ‘Chennai Express’, even Shahrukh Khan wants to release his movie next year on Eid. This year ‘Chennai Express’ was released on Eid. Trade confirms that such public holidays pull crowd to theaters. Shahrukh’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ was released on Diwali and it was a huge success. So, he is also planning a movie for diwali release. His movie ‘Happy New Year’ will most probably release on diwali.
Since both the superstars are vying for same release dates, there is going to a clash. Undoubtedly both will try their level best to pull crowd through their innovative marketing campaigns. Only time will tell who succeeds at the box office. Or they might plan to opt for different release dates.
With the two ‘Khans’ vying for major release dates, other directors and producers are left with only option to release their movie on a non-holiday.
Well, it seems the ‘big hug’ episode that recently took between SRK and Salman at an Iftaar party, holds no meaning. Still the two actors maintain ‘locked-horns’ status.
Salman’s hit movies like Bodyguard, Dabangg, and Ek Tha Tiger were released on Eid day. This Eid also, Salman’s movie ‘Mental’ would have released, had the movie been on schedule. ‘Mental’ schedule was postponed due to Salman’s court cases and his ill health. And so Shahrukh got the opportunity to get his movie ‘Chennai Express’ released on the same day. Well, if next year one of them does not step back, it will adversely affect the business of both the movies.
‘Kick’ stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles. ‘Mental’ stars Salman Khan, Sana Khan, Daisy Shah and Mukul Dev in the lead roles.