Salman Khan's three films ready for release; Radhe to arrive in theatres on Eid
Salman Khan admits the scene is rather bleak for the traditional big-screen exhibitors right now
Bollywood star Salman Khan will release his much-awaited movie Radhe which is action-drama this year on Eid. The movie is billed as a single screen entertainer but Dabbang star admits the scene is rather bleak for the traditional big screen exhibitors right now.
Salman, whose upcoming project also includes Antim, Tiger 3, Kick 2, and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali said, "There are three films of mine that are ready for release, and the problem with single screen theatres is that there are very few films being released over there.”
"Nowadays, there is a kabristan (graveyard) kind of feel to single screen theatres, as no one goes there to watch films. Obviously, the people who own these have no other option than running them, and there are so many theatres that have shut down due to financial reasons. I feel it is not a good sign. We are in the profession of acting, so we make films. But where should we release them?" he said.
"It's a catch-22 situation as we are incomplete without them (theatre owners) and they are incomplete without us. I have a good hold over single screen theatres, so they (theatre owners) requested me to release ‘Radhe' in single screen theatres," added Salman, while interacting with the media at the launch of Indian Pro Music League in the city.
Recently, putting an end to rumours around the release of Radhe, the Wanted star had declared a statement on social media promising exhibitors he would release the film only in theatres. His assurance came after exhibitors all over India had requested him to release the film only in theatres. Also, he urged theatre owners to follow safety precautions while screening films.
Meanwhile, Radhe is directed by Prabhu Deva and also features Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff in important roles.
(With inputs from IANS)