‘Sultan’ release postponed to avoid clash with ‘Raees’?


Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan whose upcoming films ‘Raees’ and ‘Sultan’ respectively, were announced to be released on the same day - Eid 2016 will not be colliding at the box office after all.

The ‘Clash of the Khans’ has been averted with Salman giving up the Eid slot for ‘Raees’ and pushing ahead his ‘Sultan’ to Diwali, 2016. The ‘Dabangg’ star has decided to speak to the makers of ‘Sultan’ to release the film on Diwali, according to a Mid-day report.

"Shah Rukh and Salman have become good friends again and they believe that there is no competition between them. They respect each others’ work and have worked out a solution to avoid a clash. Shah Rukh has retained Eid 2016 for 'Raees' while Salman will convince the makers of 'Sultan' to shift the release to Diwali 2016," the tabloid quoted its source as saying.  

Both the actors have a huge fan-following and they did not want the audience to be divided and hence Salman’s ‘Sultan’ has shifted its release date, a source working on the film has confirmed, as per the report.

The festival of Eid has proved lucky who has been releasing his films on this day for sometime, including the recent ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Kick’ (2014), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012), ‘Bodygaurd’ (2011), ‘Dabangg’ (2010) and ‘Wanted’ (2009).

Salman and Shah Rukh have earlier clashed at the box office on Diwali 2006 when their films ‘Jaan-e-Mann’ and ‘Don’ released. While ‘Don’ was a hit, things didn’t work in favour of Salman.

However, there has been no official confirmation from ‘Sultan’ producer Yash Raj Films as yet.