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Salman Khan delaying the release of Hero?

Khan apparently didn’t want his maiden production venture to release during Ramzan, as it is generally considered a dull period for films.

bollywood Updated: May 27, 2015 14:10 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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It’s a known fact that Salman Khan is producing the remake of the hit Jackie Shroff- and Meenakshi Sheshadri-starrer Hero (1983). Now, we have found out that the release date of the remake was shifted from July 3 to September 25 on Salman’s insistence. The movie will mark Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty’s debuts.

Apparently, Salman didn’t want the film to release during the Ramzan period. Many in the industry feel that this period is not good for films, as a lot of people, especially Muslims, abstain from watching films during that time. “So, Salman decided to shift the film’s release date, especially because he feels that the film has the potential to reach out to the masses,” says a trade insider.

At the same time, it’s also believed that Salman and his team have decided to move his production venture ahead because the actor’s other film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, where he plays the lead role, is releasing during Eid. So, they want to make sure that the Hero remake releases only after the star’s film hits the theatres. When contacted, Amar Butala, COO of Salman’s production house says, “Yes, we have officially shifted the release date, but it has been done only because we got a better release window.”