Since the second wave of coronavirus pandemic hit heard especially in the state of Maharashtra and the situation is getting worse day by day the big question is what will happen to the big releases scheduled in the coming weeks?
Last week during Kabir Bedi’s novel launch Salman Khan hinted that the film may push ahead if the lockdown continues. The actor also informed that if he misses out on the Eid weekend, he would bring the film next Eid. since then there were a lot of speculations going on wondering if Salman was talking about Eid 2022. However, according to a report published in a news portal, Salman is planning to push Radhe to Bakri Eid 2021.
“The makers of Radhe are very keen to bring it on May 13, however, given the present scenario, releasing it in May seems unlikely. They will reanalyze the on-ground scenario in the last week of April and then announce the postponement plans of Radhe. If cases drastically fall (which looks difficult), the film might just come on Eid with a tight campaign. The team has all their material ready – ranging from the posters to theatrical trailer and songs, and are all indulged in the wait and watch game for now. But realistically speaking, Eid release in May looks hazy,” A source was quoted as saying.
But Salman and his team have an alternate plan ready. “If they miss out on Eid weekend, the next release date for Radhe will be the Bakri Eid weekend in July – That’s exactly what Salman meant when he said, ‘Yeh Eid Nai, Toh Agle Eid Par Ayenge’. The makers have kept that option open and given the uncertain times, multiple plans are been churned out at the moment. It might release on July 16, to reap benefit of extended weekend, or be a mid-week release on occasion of Bakri Eid holiday on July 20/21. A final call on exact date isn’t take, but they are looking at the Bakri Eid weekend to bring Radhe,” the source added.
Talking about the consideration on OTT release the source added, “There are absolute no discussions of premiering on OTT at the moment. Salman has given a commitment to the exhibitors and there is no way, he will bring Radhe on OTT. Whenever it releases, it’s confirmed for a theatrical opening.”
Apart from Salman, Radhe also stars Randeep Hooda as the antagonist, Disha Patani has come on board as the female lead alongside Salman. Jackie Shroff will also be seen playing a pivotal role in this action-packed drama.