Eid has always been a momentous occasion for Salman, when releasing his year’s blockbuster ,whether it was Wanted in 2009, Dabangg in 2010, Bodyguard in 2011, Ek Tha Tiger in 2012, Sultan in 2016 and now, Tubelight in 2017.
However, Salman’s release this year is up against some tough competition as his movie will not be the only movie being released.
You got it right, this year, Salman starrer will clash against AR Murugadoss’ movie, which is starring famous actor Mahesh Babu. The director is coming up with a Tamil-Telugu movie named Mahesh 23 which will release on the 23rd of June, which means the Eid slot. On the other hand, Salman starrer Tubelight will release on the 25th of June which is two days later.
Be our guest in theatres, Opens June 23 !!!! … Very excited @urstrulyMahesh 🎉🎉
— A.R.Murugadoss (@ARMurugadoss) February 24, 2017
Mahesh Babu is a very popular actor in the South and since his movie will release along with that of Salman, serious competition would be seen in the southern market.
Usually the south market is an important market for Salman Khan, but Mahesh Babu starrer might eat up all the business.