Lootera, which features Ranveer Singh-Sonakshi Sinha in
the leads, is one among the most-anticipated Bollywood movies of
2012. Producer Vikas Bahl of the film has planned to cash in the
festival hype. The filmmaker is all set to release the film on
Bakri Eid on October 26, 2012.
Eid is considered a lucky time for Salman Khan, as his previous
three films Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010) and
Bodyguard (2011) managed to cash in on the festival hype
and rake in the moolah at the box office. Salman's 2012's Eid
release is Aditya Chopra's Ek Tha Tiger with Katrina
Interestingly, Sonakshi, who made her acting debut opposite
Salman in Dabangg, also finds Eid lucky for her.
Reportedly, Sonakshi had asked the makers of this film to release
the movie on Eid as she considers it as auspicious day for her.
However, the Eid slot is already blocked by Salman for Ek Tha
Tiger and to play it safe, the makers of Lootera have
decided to release the film on Eid-ul-Zuha.
However, Lootera is a classic love story set in the
1950s and it is directed by Udaan fame Vikramaditya
Motwane. Producer Vikas Bahl said, "Lootera is set to
release on October 26, which is Bakri Eid. And looks like an
extremely good day to release the film. Sonakshi Sinha had an
outing last year for 'Dabangg' on Eid."