Festive release dates are always a hit with the filmmakers in Bollywood as it helps in getting more crowd to the theatres resulting in a good box office collection. While Shahrukh Khan has had several of his films hitting the silver screens on Diwali, the Christmas release slot belongs to Aamir Khan.
However filmmaker Karan Johar, whose upcoming film Badrinath Ki
Dulhania is slated to release on Holi, says that he doesn't want to
release any of his films on Eid as the festive occasion is for
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
At the trailer launch event of the film, KJo said, "No. Eid
release is owned by Salman Khan. Of course, if Salman Khan and I
work together on a Dharma Productions' film, then yes we will do an
Eid release, otherwise no. We are here not just to release a movie,
but it should be in a manner to optimise the number. So, as a
producer and studio (that we are partnered with) we have to keep
certain things in mind.."
Well, we couldn't agree more to this.
Talking about Badrinath Ki Dulhania, at the trailer lauch event
Varun Dhawan said, "Alia will make a great bahu. Don't know about
the wife but she is very good with mothers."
He further added that he finally has a festive release and he is
quite happy with it.