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Thrice as good: Salman Khan to have three releases in 2015

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 19, 2014
First Published: 09:42 IST(19/3/2014) | Last Updated: 17:13 IST(19/3/2014)

The last time he had a trio of releases in one year was in 2009 with Wanted, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and London Dreams hitting theatres.

Ever since, Salman Khan has only had a couple of releases every year.

This year too, he has had brother Sohail Khan's Jai Ho, and will be seen next in Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick.



But in 2015, the Dabangg star will have three dates with his fans.

To start with, he will reclaim the Eid weekend with Kabir Khan's yet-untitled film. Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, opposite Sonam Kapoor, will succeed that and the third one, in all likelihood, will be Anees Bazmee's No Entry Mein Entry.

PICS: SALMAN KHAN SHOOTING IN DELHI

"Instead of July-August, we will now start the film's shooting from December onwards, but we are yet to fix a release date," says the No Entry (2005) sequel's producer Boney Kapoor.

Trade experts, however, aren't too kicked about Salman's hat-trick.

"Overexposure is never good for any actor, especially a big star. How many times can you watch the same star in a year? With three releases, he will be in the public eye throughout 2015, thanks to the extensive promotional blitzkrieg on TV and city tours, in addition to the films being screened in theatres. Due to this, a star's magic and mystery fade away," says trade expert Taran Adarsh. 

OTHERS STARS IN 2015
Shah Rukh Khan: Raees and Fan
Akshay Kumar: Neeraj Pandeyfs next, and a remake of Shaukeen (1982)
Ranbir Kapoor: Jagga Jasoos
John Abraham: 1911 and Mumbai Saga


Salman Khan turns mentor
(
Anirban Das report)

Music composer Palash Muchhal is just 18 years old, and is already making good progress in his career.

Apart from approaching producers with his compositions, he is also being guided by actor Salman Khan.

After composing the song Party toh banti hai for Amitabh Bachchan's Bhoothnath Returns, the youngster is also working on a track for one of Salman's upcoming films.

Palash, who is singer Palak Muchhal's younger brother, hails from Indore and moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in music.

"He guides my sister Palak and now he is also guiding and advising me on the kind of work I should do. In fact, he was the first one I met after arriving in Mumbai. I make him listen to all the scratch compositions I have made, and he gives his opinion," says the composer.

Although Palash was initially not interested in composing item songs, when Salman asked him to compose one for his next release, he gave it a try. "Actually, I would hate composing such songs, but he told me to give them a shot. He has asked me to not restrict myself from experimenting with any genre of music at this phase of my career. I have composed two item songs as of now and one of them will be in Salman sir's next," he says.

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