Bollywood is set for a big ‘dhamaka’ this Diwali . For the first time, foes-turned-best friends Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will be seen together on screen. No, do not get your hopes too high, they are not coming together for a film yet: The trailer of Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale will be attached with Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which is slated to release on November 12.
So when you buy your tickets for Salman Khan-Sonam Kapoor-starrer, you will also get the first glimpse of Dilwale, which brings Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol - one of Bollywood's most romantic onscreen couples - back on the silver screen after five years (they were last seen together in My Name Is Khan).
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Dilwale is being shot in its last schedule in Hyderabad and will hit the screens December 18. Gaurav Verma, chief revenue officer, Red Chillies Entertainments (RCE), is grateful to Salman and Rajshri Productions' for the gesture. "RCE would like to sincerely thank Salman and Rajshri Productions for this wonderful gesture," Verma said in a statement.
SRK and Salman are known for their bittersweet bond off-screen, but on the big screen, they have shared the frame in films like Karan Arjun, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Over some time now, it seems they are writing a new chapter of healthy competition in Bollywood as Shah Rukh unveiled the first look of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Salman has maintained that there will be 'double dhamal' with his Sultan and Shah Rukh's Raees releasing on Eid in 2016. And by attaching Shah Rukh's trailer with his film, Salman just reinforced his notion.
Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments in association with Rohit Shetty Productions, Dilwale is a family entertainer also starring young actor Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.
Meanwhile, Salman will be returning in an innocent avatar as Prem - an onscreen name he has taken on several times in the past - with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which also stars Sonam Kapoor. It also brings together Bollywood's once indomitable team of Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya after 16 years.