Salman Khan's Bharat, an epic saga co-starring Katrina Kaif is one of the most awaited films this year. It releases on Eid which makes it a double treat for Bhai fans. However, just when everyone thought Salman Khan would have a free run this Eid comes a whirlwind that may possibly sweep Salman’s festive offering off its feet.
On June 5, the day when Bharat is being unleashed, Fox-Star is all set to release the latest super-hero film Dark Phoenix from Marvel. We all know what Marvel’s Avengers : The Endgame has done to the boxoffice the world over. Interestingly, Dark Phoenix releases in the US on June 7. In India, its release date has been pre-poned by two days to June 5 only so that it can be released on the same day as Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat.
A source close to the Dark Phoenix distributors Fox-Star says they want to put up an “honourable competition for Bharat”. Dark Phoenix is being released in four languages - English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Interestingly Sophie Turner who is Priyanka Chopra’s sister-in-law plays the lead in Dark Phoenix. Priyanka as we all know, walked out of Bharat at the last moment, leaving Salman very upset and angry.
He may have a reason to be concerned about now. It is apparent that this Eid won’t be a cakewalk for Salman anymore as Marvel is known to create marvellous results at the box office.