This is how Salman Khan averted the clash of Antim with Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi!

Antim had a Diwali release date planned; Salman averted a dispute with Sooryavanshi at Rohit Shetty's request

The much-anticipated film Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, is slated to hit theatres in a week, and the anticipation is palpable. Fans and industry people have been tweeting their support for the film, which is the first major Hindi film to be released on the big screen in nearly 18 months. According to reports, a key industry figure also intervened to guarantee that Sooryavanshi did not experience any problems at the box office. And the individual in question is none other than Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

A source told BH, “Salman Khan was looking at a date to release his film Antim – The Final Truth, co-starring Aayush Sharma. One of the dates he was eyeing was November 5, which is also the day Sooryavanshi releases. When Sooryavanshi’s director and co-producer Rohit Shetty learnt about this development, he met Salman Khan and requested him to avoid clashing with his film. He told the superstar that a solo release was important for a big film like Sooryavanshi.”

The source continued, “Salman Khan agreed with Rohit Shetty’s point. He realized that if Antim – The Final Truth will clash with Sooryavanshi, then the screens will get divided and it may harm both the films, particularly Sooryavanshi, as it’s quite a big-budget fare. Hence, Salman gracefully decided not to release Antim – The Final Truth on November 5. He finally decided to bring the Mahesh Manjrekar-directorial on November 26.”

Surprisingly, Rohit Shetty and Sooryavanshi’s leading lady Katrina Kaif appeared on Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 15’ to promote their action-packed film. This episode was shot just a few days ago.

A trade expert shared with the portal, “This shows the love and brotherhood among the people of the Bollywood fraternity. Rohit Shetty has waited for nearly 18-19 months to release his film in cinemas. He didn’t take the OTT route and it’s good to see that the industry is giving him full support to ensure that his film gets the best possible showcasing. It’s also heartening to see that no film is releasing on November 12, that is, a week after Sooryavanshi.”

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