Salman Khan has always dominated the festival of Eid, with almost all his earlier releases (barring Tubelight) being runaway blockbusters. Come 2018, and Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ will be released.
While there are no other big budget films releasing at that time, one movie (worth mentioning) that is going to release at that time is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Fanney Khan, which also stars Anil Kapoor.
While Ash’s movie is unlikely to cause any dent to Salman Khan’s box office collection, the clash becomes interesting only because of their (Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s) history. the two were in a three-year-long relationship before the duo parted ways in 2002.
It will be an exciting clash, since Aishwarya and Salman’s relationship continues to hold the audience’s attention, even years after they got separated. While Salman boasts of tremendous box-office pull, Ash and Anil too have a huge fan following and will draw the audience to the theatres,” says a trade source.
The lead character Fanney Khan, played by Anil Kapoor, is a Muslim character, which is the main reason why the makers chose Eid [to release it].