Bollywood’s star hero Salman Khan made it a tradition to release his film every Eid but he missed it last year due to complete lockdown. But he made sure that he is coming up with his latest film ‘Radhe-Your Most Wanted Bhai’ this year. Directed by Prabhudeva, this action flick is going to release on 13th May in theatres as well as in Zee Plex on pay-per-view basis.
He recently interacted with the press via Zoom call and talked various issues including his upcoming release. Due to Corona, a lot of filmmakers are pushing back their movie releases but Salman dared to arrive even during such tough times. Along with theatres, he is releasing ‘Radhe’ on Zee Plex as well as on other DTH operators.
Speaking about ‘Radhe’, Salman said, “It was important to release the film at a time like this because people are suffering due to the pandemic. Incomes have reduced for many, so now, instead of spending a lot of money on tickets at the cinemas, people can watch it at a much cheaper rate at home. I want to provide some entertainment to people at a grim time like this. I apologise to cinema owners who were hoping to earn profits with the release of this film. We waited as long as we could, hoping that this pandemic would end and we would be able to release in theatres all over the country. But that did not happen. We don’t know when things will go back to normal.”
He added, “The box office collection of Radhe will be zero, this will be the lowest ever for a Salman Khan film. Let people be happy or sad with that. It is releasing in very few cinemas in India, overseas also the number of theatres are less than usual. So the box office collection will be very poor. I know people are disappointed that they will not be able to watch Radhe on the big screen. Some people have booked auditoriums and are planning to screen my film, which I won’t encourage because I don’t want people to say ‘Salman Khan ki picture dekhne gaye aur corona phail gaya’. Once this pandemic is over and theatres reopen, if people like the film, we will try to release it on the big screen.”