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Sonakshi's film avoids clash with Salman's

Like her debut hit, Sonakshi Sinha wanted Lootera released on Eid, but makers shifted dates as it clashed with Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger.

bollywood Updated: Jan 09, 2012 17:19 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Sonakshi Sinha,Lootera,Eid

Dabangg hit theatres around Eid in 2010. Then, the Salman Khan-Sonakshi Sinha starrer went on to become a hit at the box-office. It’s an open secret that Salman believes that the Eid-ul-Fitr period is auspicious for him and his films. But not many know that Sonakshi too considers the day lucky for her.

As a result, she was keen for her next film, Lootera, to release on Eid. The actor, in fact, spoke to the makers Balaji and Phantom Productions about this as well. However, later she found out that Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger is also expected to release around the same time.


“Sonakshi didn’t want her film to clash with Salman’s of course. He has helped her a lot in her career. So the makers suggested releasing the film on the other Eid, ie. Bakri Eid on October 26. So everyone, including Sonakshi, agreed,” informs a unit member.

When contacted, co-producer Vikas Bahl from Phantom Productions confirms “Yes, we are set to release the film on Bakri Eid (October 26). Sonakshi has had an extremely good outing around the Eid period earlier. So, we decided to release it around the festival this year too.”

Ek Tha Tiger, for the uninitiated, was originally scheduled to release on June 1, 2012. But reports claim that Salman’s friend and actor Aamir Khan, wanted to release his next film Talaash on the same date. Following which, Aamir requested Salman and producer Aditya Chopra to shift the release date of Ek Tha Tiger, and they agreed.

Of late, Sonakshi has been making a lot of news about Lootera, which bring her together on screen with Band Baaja Baraat actor Ranveer Singh. And if rumours are to be believed, the two had a short affair. Though both the actors, on many occasions, have denied the stories.

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Lootera is a classic love story, set in the ’50s. Motwane has already wrapped up a schedule in Mumbai. Last week, the cast and crew landed in Dalhousie for the next schedule.

Sonakshi’s other films in 2012 include Shirish Kunder’s 3D flick Joker (with Akshay Kumar) and Prabhudeva’s Rowdy Rathore (again with Akshay). Other releases might include Dabangg 2 and Son Of Sardar (SOS) starring Ajay Devgn.

First Published: Jan 08, 2012 12:46 IST