Mumbai: Even since 2009 when Wanted released and became a box office success, Eid became synonymous to Salman Khan. It has become a sort of an annual ritual for the superstar to release one of his films on Eid. As a result Bodyguard, Dabangg, Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijan, Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Tubelight and Race 3 were all released on Eid.
And, like every year, Eid 2019 too belongs to Salman Khan for his much ambitious project Bharat, co-starring Katrina Kaif. However, 2020 Eid has been taken by his dear friend Akshay Kumar for his upcoming film with Rohit Shetty, Sooryavanshi.
The makers of Sooryavanshi recently announced the release date of the film. And, while many were taken by surprise with this announcement, sources say that the Khiladi actor did speak to Salman before blocking the dates.
Salman has been releasing his film on Eid for more than eight consecutive years. So, before booking Eid for his film, Akshay thought it would be wise to speak to Salman before making the decision and Salman happily agreed to give away the Eid release dates. Salman who will now start shooting for Dabangg 3 is planning to release his film in December 2020.
Well, that’s what friends are meant for and who values friendships better than Salman. And, with this, Akshay Kumar will have his first Eid release....