Following the massive failure of Akshay Kumar’s Bachchhan Paandey and the underperformance of films such as Tadap and Baaghi 3, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has chosen to withdraw his support for Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, and Bhai has taken it upon himself to produce the film.
According to a source, Salman Khan would not only produce the film but will also direct or co-direct it with Bachchhan Paandey director Farhad Samji.
Salman is all set to turn director with Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. A close producer-friend of Salman said, “Who do you think directs most of the films that he has done in the last 4-5 years? Not a single frame goes into the end product without Bhai’s consent. He has been sitting on the editing of every single frame of his films for a long time now.”
Another source indicated that Bhai’s “direct-the-director strategy” was the reason Inshallah with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shelved. Salman’s die-hard followers were furious when news of him taking over as director for Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali began to circulate.
One user wrote, “Pahle isaka actor me torture sahan nahi hota hai ab director tarike jhelna padega ise”. One comment read, “I think KEKD is going be worst than Radhe and dabbang 3.where in dabbang 3 he wrote his dialogue…and now he is going to direct…” One fan requested him to shelve the movie and even wrote an open letter, “Plz bhai shelve kardo”.
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Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali stars Pooja Hegde alongside Salman and is slated for December 30, 2022 release.