BY | March 11, 2013

Shah Rukh Khan vs Salman Khan fight was expected to happen this coming Eid. But disappointment seems to be in store for Sallu fans as his next film may not be ready by August

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have been old enemies. The two highest rated super stars of Indian cinema have long been known as adversaries in the filmdom and their animosity has been talk of the tinsel town. Both have huge fan following and their fans have also tried to settle the score among themselves by fighting for their favourite star whenever they have time.

With Salman Khan’s phoenix like rise in the last couple of years, badsah Khan or Shah Rukh Khan’s fans have been feeling disappointed. While Salman Khan’s almost every film is doing extremely well at the box office every couple of months, King Khan seems to be struggling to get the same response at the box office and also from critics. Salman Khan’s most films get more than Rs 150 crore collections while a few have crossed Rs 200 crore collection at the box office. For many top ranked actors this remains a dream and very few are able to touch such figures in their life time.

Salman Khan has always tried to time his film’s launches close to Eid ul Fitr. This year may not be an exception. But this year his nemesis Shah Rukh Khan too is planning to release his forthcoming film around the same time.  For the past few years, our Dabangg Khan depends upon Eid for releasing his movies and mind you that they turn out to be hits. But this Eid on August 8 is all set to have a tough time deciding on whom to favour, the King Khan of Bollywood or our very own Sallu mia who is being favoured by Eid for some time now. The stage is set and all eyes are on both the Khans who plan to clash on August 8 through their releases. Reports have stated that the release of Chennai Express is all scheduled to happen on Eid. A meeting at Wai was organized to discuss this and SRK has given his nod for EID being the prefect occasion for his movie to hit the silver screen. SRK has been at Wai for some weeks now and he arranged a meeting where he called the stakeholders, comprising distributors, members of the production house, Rohit Shetty, Farah Khan, and music directors Vishal-Shekhar. It was here that he made the news public that Chennai Express will go public on Eid.

There are reasons to believe that Shah Rukh Khan thinks that when Eid can bring hits for Salman, it can also bring out his fans in droves for his films too. The words he stated for the movie release were, “Get ready for Eid!” what makes SRK’s revelation make headlines is that Sher Khan starring Salman was to be released on Eid but due to certain reasons the movie has got shelved for the time being and another flick in line is Mental might not be ready by Eid.  Eid seems to have become synonymous to Salman’s releases and they are all hits but SRK has planned to give Sallu a tough time by entering his territory this time. But Salman need not worry as Mental will not be ready for release by August 8 and Sher Khan has already got shelved. Probably that is why SRK is taking this liberty this time and he has nothing to worry about. The thing that every mind in the tinsel-town is contemplating is that will Eid prove as lucky for Shah Rukh Khan as it does for Salman Khan or will its integrity remain as it is for Sallu. This is for the first time that SRK has planned a release on Eid, a move often made by Salman. Probably SRK wants a hit and is in a desperate need of a SUPERHIT and that is why he has followed Sallu’s footsteps with nothing to lose as Sallu won’t be standing in front of SRK with none of his films lined up for a release on Eid.

This seems that king Khan or Shah Rukh has some good luck as bhai doesn’t seem to be ready with his next film by Eid. But he can make anything happen and I still don’t feel Salman out of the game for Eid even now.

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