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 Kaif.
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."