Salman Khan BLAMES the ‘Eid release date’ for Tubelight’s failure at the box office

Bollywood superstar is known for his candid admissions. In a latest, the actor, who is busy with the promotions of his upcoming production Notebook, in which he is introducing Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl, talked about the importance of release dates. The actor insisted that he can’t pre-empt the response for a movie before its release and cited the example of his last big box-office failure, Tubelight. Check out his full quote below:

“Like for Tubelight, I did say that yeh Eid hai, people are going there to you know, chill kar rahe hai, masti vasti karne jaa rahe hai, and they are going to have a great time, Celebratory film hai, festival hai aur hume pata hai yeh script kya and that this film should not be Eid release. So they were like no no, we have got the date, how can we miss Eid. I said Eid date hai but yeh nahi ki yeh picture Eid par aana chahiye, who date chodo, aage chalo,” Salman Khan told Pinkvilla while adding: “But at that time I should have put my foot down because jab log aae nikal kar toh who celebrate karne gaye the but sab rote rote aaye hai. It should not have been released on any festival but a nice Friday, Friday ki date ko hona chahiye tha and now when people see it on satellite and digital they love the movie so the release of Tubelight was wrong.”

Well, this is quite an admission for Salman, considering he has more often then not, chosen to release his films on Eid. Even his last film Race 3, released was a Eid release in 2018 and his next film, Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat, will be an Eid release in 2019. Speaking of Bharat, the film also stars Katrina Kaif as the female lead while Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Nora Fatehi, Disha Patani and others are also part of the cast. It was reported earlier that Varun Dhawan has shot for a cameo in Bharat.

Bharat isn’t the only upcoming project that the Bollywood superstar had lines up in the near future. Salman will also reprise his role of Chulbul Pandey in the upcoming Dabangg 3 sequel which will release in December this year. Add to that, it was recently announced that Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt have been signed up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next titled Inshallah.

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