Actor Salman Khan’s name has become synonymous with Eid. Every year the actor releases a movie during the occasion of Eid. Even in 2020, the actor has a movie lined up.
Earlier the movie was supposed to be Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’ that also starred Alia Bhatt. But unfortunately, the movie got shelved. Salman Khan had announced the same on his social media page but did promise his fans that he would definitely come up with another movie for Eid.
He had tweeted, "The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!"
Salman also wrote, "Itna mat sochna mere baare mein, Dil mein aata hoon.. aur Eid pe bhi".
Ever since then rumours have been rife that the movie coming in Eid 2020 is an official remake of Korean action-thriller, ‘The Outlaws’. The movie will be directed by Prabhu Deva. And it was rumoured that the movie was titled ‘Radhe’.
However, when Mumbai Mirror quizzed Salman about the project, he stated, "We (Prabhudheva and I) are doing a film together again. But it is not called Radhe. It will come on Eid."
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the pre-production work for the movies have already begun. Apparently, the makers are in search for a leading lady for the film.
According to reports, the makers are keen to bring in Priyanka Chopra for the movie to keep the pairing fresh but Salman Khan isn’t too keen after the ‘Bharat’ debacle. For the uninitiated, Priyanka Chopra was cast as the female lead opposite Salman Khan for ‘Bharat’ but the actress walked out of the movie days before the shooting began. Ever since then Salman Khan hasn’t left a chance to slam Priyanka Chopra.
“Bhai plays a cop again in the Eid 2020 release. This would be two back-to-back releases Dabangg 3 followed by the Eid release, where Salman plays a cop. To avoid a sense of sameness his team members suggested Priyanka Chopra since she has no films on hand after The Sky Is Pink releases in October,” said a source to Bollywood Hungama.
"At such short notice the choice was between Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif. With Jacqueline, Salman is already doing Kick 2. He might as well give Katrina the Eid gift,” the source further added.
Salman, on the other hand, is said to have recommended Katrina Kaif for ‘Radhe’. If that happens this will be the fourth time that the duo share screen for an Eid release after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Bharat’, which proved to be blockbusters.