Salman Khan has been releasing his movies on Eid since past couple of years now but next year’s slot for Eid was first booked by Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and maybe Katrina Kaif. Earlier, we informed you that the Sooryavanshi team had unveiled the movie’s posters, announcing its release date to be Eid 2020. In the movie, Akshay Kumar will be seen collaborating with the director for the first time and it will be a valuable addition to Shetty’s super successful cop universe. Since it was the first movie to be announced to release next year on Eid, there were speculations that Bhai would look for another release date for his film.
But now, reports suggest that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt too is eyeing for the same slot. It would be a huge release both for the filmmaker and the actor since they will be joining forces for a movie almost after 19 years. The movie’s shooting will begin post-Alia and Salman’s prior commitments get sorted. Since Salman Khan gets the highest opening on this auspicious day, the makers decided to go for Eid only.
Earlier, a source to Deccan Chronicle informed that so far, Akshay and Salman are scheduled to lock horns at the box office with their respective films, Sooryavanshi and Inshallah. The source said,
“Yes, Salman and Akshay will lock horns because both films are releasing on the same date. There are no big dates available, but that’s how it is at the moment,”
What is more interesting to see than Akshay and Salman locking horns is that it might be the first face-off between Salman and Katrina at the box office, the pair which in itself is loved by the audiences. After sizzling the screens in Bharat this year, they might face each other next year on Eid.
Now, a source recently said,
“If this happens, it will be a win-win situation for the audience as they will be spoilt for choice and can look forward to not one but two star-studded films during Eid. But it will be interesting to see how the stand-off between Sallu and Kat pans out, considering both the actors are close friends.”
This sure would be a treat for the audiences, but not so much for the filmmakers and the producers because both the big budget movies could hamper the respective movie earnings, as the money would get divided between two superstars.
Katrina Kaif has not been yet announced to be the official leading lady of Sooryavanshi and we are just going by the reports circling around, for there are high chances that we’d see Akshay and Kat together on screen in this movie. A report earlier had revealed,
“In all probability, Katrina will be finalised opposite Akshay. The two not only look very good together, but share a great chemistry as well. Moreover, their movies together, like Namastey London, Welcome and Singh Is Kinng, have worked well at the box office. Even though a newer heroine may make a fresh on-screen pair with Akshay, his jodi with Katrina always has some novelty factor about them. And since it’s been a while that they shared screen space, they will look refreshing in Sooryavanshi as well.”
Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar have been a supremely hit Jodi, for they share comfort which translates on screen. The two have featured in several films, seven to be precise, like Namastey London, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Welcome, De Dana Dan and many others. They were last seen in Farah Khan directorial Tees Maar Khan which bombed big time at the box office and this movie could be their redemption for making the audience go through shit while watching that movie.
If this wasn’t enough for the producers to take on, there are chances that Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt starrer Shamshera too might hit the theatres on the same day and if that happens, the Clash of the Titans would be huge and we don’t know who’d win but the money rollers would definitely lose.
The year 2020 would be a big clash, as there are several movies which would smash at the box office together. It would be Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Mental Hai Kya vs Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh on June 21. Probable Shamshera vs Inshallah vs Sooryavanshi on Eid, and Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, and Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal vs Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saaho vs John Abraham starrer Batla House on August 15 among several others.
Only time will tell who’d take the most money home. But whom would you like to see? Share with us and drop your preferences in the comments down below.