Salaar Release Date Change: Avoiding Clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki?

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Reports suggest that there may be a change in the release date of the much-anticipated film Salaar once again. Originally slated to hit theaters on December 22, 2023, the film’s release date has now been moved to March 22, 2024. This decision comes amidst rumors of a clash between Salaar and Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, Dunki

The Planned Clash of the Titans

December 22, 2023, was set to witness a clash between two heavyweight films, Salaar and Dunki. The clash was expected to be a big event for Indian cinema, pitting two iconic stars, Prabhas and Shah Rukh Khan, against each other. Fans were eagerly awaiting the clash, hoping to witness a grand cinematic battle at the box office. However, as of now, no official announcement has been made regarding any change in the release dates of either film.

Signs of Shifting Dates

While Dunki is scheduled to arrive a day ahead of its planned release date, reports indicate that there might be a change in Salaar’s release date once again. The new tentative release date for Salaar is now March 22, 2024. Previously, the film had already been postponed from its initial release date of September 28, and the makers had promised to announce a new date soon. With the November-December period already packed with other releases, the decision to reschedule Salaar was inevitable.

The Astrological Twist

Speculations surrounding the decision to clash Salaar with Dunki were fueled by beliefs of the production company, Hombale Films. This company, known for producing the blockbuster film KGF, had reportedly invested in Salaar and considered the Christmas weekend a lucky charm. They had previously released the first KGF film during the same week, which went on to achieve immense success. It was even rumored that Salaar‘s producer, Vijay Kiragandur, consulted an astrologer who advised him to release the film on December 22.

A Possible March Showdown

However, recent reports indicate that Salaar‘s release may be pushed back to March 22, 2024, avoiding a direct clash with Dunki although no official statement has been released confirming the new release date. Also, Salaar‘s promotion has not yet commenced. Fans eagerly await a formal announcement from the makers to provide clarity on the matter.

About Salaar & Dunki

Salaar, directed by the acclaimed writer-director of KGF, Prashant Neel, promises to deliver an action-packed cinematic experience. The film boasts an ensemble cast including Shruti Haasan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, and Jagapati Babu, alongside the charismatic Prabhas. On the other hand, Dunki, directed by the renowned Rajkumar Hirani, brings together Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Vikram Kochhar, Boman Irani, and Anil Grover. The film has already kickstarted its promotional campaign, with one teaser released and four more teasers scheduled to follow.

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