Starting from Dabangg (2010), Salman Khan has been releasing his films on Eid for a decade now. Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Tubelight, Race 3 and Bharat (2019) have been his Eid releases till now. And why not? As they have not only taken earth-shattering openings at the box office but smashed many records. So now it is a matter of hot speculation what will be his Eid 2020 release, considering his movie, Inshallah, with Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been put on hold. What we have come to know exclusively now is that Salman will be reuniting with his Bharat producers, Atul Agnihotri and Nikhil Namit for a hard-core masala entertainer – the exception being that it’s a movie, which will also be produced by Salman Khan Productions. It is neither a remake of Veteran, nor is it a remake of a South movie, as has been said.
A trade source says, “Salman’s Eid release will be neither a sequel and nor a remake of any movie. While Bharat producers Atul Agnihotri (Salman’s brother-in-law) and Nikhil Namit own the remake rights of the South Korean flick, Veteran, that won’t be made next year. Salman has come upon a completely original script which is a pure masala entertainer and he will be producing it with them. The story is apparently based in North India and character is something like Radhe which he had played in Tere Naam – fun, eccentric, large-hearted, is thoroughly lovable but it is not a sequel to Tere Naam. There is an undercurrent of social issues running through the story. Currently, the final draft of the script is taking place (with Salman’s inputs) and once it is complete, casting will begin. Salman plans to announce the movie, only after he begins shooting for it, which will be in the next couple of months. Buzz is that Salman may even play a double role in it and his fans and everybody will fall in love with the storyline and his characters.”
While there has been talk that Dabangg 3 director, Prabhu Dheva, will be directing the Eid 2020 release, apparently, it is still being debated on by the Khandaan. The trade source adds, “As Dabangg 3 will release in December, Prabhu Dheva will be busy with the post-production. While he is one of their favourites to direct the Eid 2020, he may be too busy with Dabangg 3. The Eid release may be directed by a blockbuster director or a debutant one. This project is very important to Salman and he is taking keen interest himself in every department.”