The verdict on the actor’s hit and run case has put two release this year in the spot…
It has been established that nearly 200 crore is riding on Salman Khan in terms of his movies. But the biggest hit now will be his two upcoming releases this year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. While the first is helmed by Kabir Khan and was supposed to release in July, the second one is directed by Sooraj Barjatya. These films are very crucial not only for Salman but for the industry as well since the investments on them are huge. Salman might have managed to get two days interim bail from the Bombay High Court for the 2002 hit and run case, but that’s not going to change things for his films. What will become of these two releases of the year if Salman is sent to jail after the completion of these two days?
We spoke to Akshaye Rathi, Trade pundit, to know what becomes of these two films, and Rathi explains, “The Court has given its verdict and we have to respect that. I just hope like how Sanjay Dutt got a month to complete his films before he is put behind bars, Salman also gets the same. Both the films are almost 90% complete.”. That would definitely be the ideal scenario but what if Salman is denied such leniency? Rathi shivers at the thought. “God forbid if he is denied that I can only imagine what would happen to these films. Especially for the producers and investors who have pinned their hopes on them,” says Rathi.
If it does happen that the High Court too decides to favour the judgement of the Mumbai Session’s Court, is there a possibility to tweak the films’ stories and not let his absence affect them? Rathi says thoughtfully, “It’s a very subjective thing to do. Depends completely on the producers. But given the fact that the climaxes of both the films have been canned, they might give that a try. But that’s a long shot.”
Well, it seems we will have to wait and see what becomes of Salman’s two releases this year.
that puts his 5 years prison term at bay for a shortwhile