Salman Khan’s Eid connection
Salman Khan and Eid have become synonyms is the past few years. Salman Khan has often come with his releases around the auspicious festival of Eid. The actor has amped up the celebration of Eid with some of this blockbuster releases. Eid release is seen as a Salman Khan turf where people throng to the theaters to see their idol on screen. In the last few years, Salman Khan and blockbuster Eid releases have been inseparable. Salman and his relationship with Eid release started with Wanted, followed by Bodyguard, Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger and Kick.
This time again the actor will be seen celebrating Eid with his audience with the highly anticipated Eid release Bajrangi Bhaijaan. However, this time around the actor will be coming a day before Eid, ie Friday, 17th July 2015. Salman Khan shares,”During the festive season, families get time to watch films together. A lot of my films have released on Eid and I am very happy that Bajrangi Bhaijaan will again be releasing on Eid this year”.
“With every passing year EID has become synonymous with Salman Khan. Traditionally in Bollywood-Diwali, 15th Aug, 26th Jan and Christmas have been considered big release windows but it was Salman with ‘Wanted’ who created Eid as a lucrative window. Every year since 2009 he’s set new box office records. This year as well with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, where Salman is also a producer we hope to go past previous records” shares Amar Butala, co-produced and COO of Salman Khan Films.
Kabir Khan, the director of Bajrangi Bhaijaan says, “3 years ago I witnessed from close quarters the hysteria that surrounds a Salman release on Eid. The “Ek Tha Tiger” release hysteria was a phenomenon that had to be seen to be believed. Over the past decade watching a Salman film has almost become an integral part of Eid celebrations. And this year as we are approaching Eid… I can already feel that now familiar sense of public euphoria building up. Can’t wait for EID to bring on Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”
Below is a list of Salman Khans film’s that released on Eid –
Release date: 18 September 2009
Box Office Number: 136 cr
Release date: 10 September 2010
Box Office Number: 145 cr
Release date: 31 August 2011
Box Office Number: 142 cr
Ek Tha Tiger
Release date: 15 August 2012
Box Office Number: 198 cr
Release date: 25 July 2014
Box Office Number: 233 cr
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shares, “Salman Khan and Eid are synonymous. People easily await a Salman Khan film during Eid and this year is no exception. Bajrangi Bhaijaan caught the attention of the viewers from the first promo itself and you could make out that there was a strong story and an undercurrent of emotions. Also, with Kabir Khan on the director’s chair and the duo (Kabir Khan and Salman Khan) having offered a thorough entertainer – Ek Tha Tiger, the last time, definitely raises the bar and expectations this time.”
He further adds, “What also works in favour of Salman Khan is that he has got a soft face and tough physique which can suit any role offered to him. ”
Taran Adarsh concludes, “I have humongous expectations from Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”