Akshay Kumar has done the unthinkable -- he has challenged Salman Khan! The whole of Bollywood is abuzz with the news of Akshay Kumar throwing a gauntlet at Salman Khan.
Eid releases have been a Salman Khan domain for decades. Nobody goes into that territory. Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar always look for dates like Republic Day or Independence Day to release their films. Aamir tried to stick to his Christmas release and Shah Rukh Khan wants Diwali.
It seems that SRK has lost his Diwali releases long ago and now it’s time for Salman Khan to lose his Eid release monopoly.
Akshay Kumar has already announced that his next release Sooryavanshi -- directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Karan Johar -- will be released during Eid in 2020, next year. The shocking announcement hasn't got any reactions from the Salman Khan camp yet.
This will be Akshay Kumar's first Eid release in decades. Akshay will be seen playing the role of a cop in Sooryavanshi. His character was introduced at the climax of Rohit Shetty's last release Simmba.
Meanwhile IB Times reports that, athough it is not confirmed if Salman will come up with any of his films on Eid 2020, netizens are already making a lot of speculations. While some opined that it is a direct challenge from Akshay for a box office clash to Salman, some others are saying that the former must have fixed the slot after having a discussion with the Dabangg star. A few also felt that Salman does not have any movie for Eid 2020, and hence, Akshay and director Rohit Shetty must have made the decision.
Salman is releasing his film Bharat on Eid 2019