Salman Khan and Eid are synonymous to each other. The actor has always pre booked Eid for his movie releases. However, this year, there could be strong competition between Sallu and his arch rival Shahrukh Khan, as the latter plans to get his film hit theaters on the festival.
Buzz is that this Eid, Salman Khan might not be able to meet the festival day’s deadline, as his film ‘Mental’ hasn’t rolled out yet. Initially, SRK keeping in mind Sallu’s Eid jalwa every year, wanted to push the release date of Chennai Express a little further, as he wanted to avert any sort of BO clash with his rival’s film. However, now that Salman’s film might not make it on Eid, Shahrukh’s plans have changed.
Salman Khan has given three back to back movie success every Eid. “Salman bhai had left his mark on the Eid date since the past three years, with Wanted, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger. This year, it could be SRK who could stake a claim to the date, which is also a holiday everywhere,” a source tells a tabloid.
Rumors also have it that Sunny Deol’s film Singh Saheb the Great may also have an Eid release. By the way, Eid is likely to fall on August 8, this year.