In the world of Indian cinema, the clash of big-ticket movies at the box office is nothing new. This time, it’s the much-anticipated face-off between Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dunki” and Prabhas’ “Salaar” that’s making headlines. Both films were initially slated for a December release, but new developments indicate that “Dunki” might be rescheduled to ensure that these two powerhouse movies don’t collide on the silver screen.
About the Films
Prabhas, the darling of South Indian cinema, takes the lead in “Salaar,” a film directed by Prashant Neel. This action-packed thriller is one of the most-awaited releases in the industry. On the other side, “Dunki” boasts Rajkumar Hirani as its director and features none other than Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu.
Why the Rescheduling?
Shah Rukh Khan had initially mentioned that “Dunki” would grace theaters around Christmas or the New Year. This put the film’s release right in the path of “Salaar,” leading to concerns about a box office clash. In light of these concerns, it appears that the makers of “Dunki” have decided to postpone the release to avoid a head-on collision with “Salaar.”
Film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan took to social media to share the inside scoop, saying, “Buzz: #SalaarVsDunki X #ShahRukhKhan’s #Dunki likely to get POSTPONED. #Prabhas’ #Salaar to get a SOLO record release.” Similarly, film news page Lets Cinema echoed the sentiment, stating, “Reports suggest, #Dunki might get postponed from December 22nd due to delayed post-production timelines. Awaiting official confirmation.”
— Manobala Vijayabalan (@ManobalaV) October 12, 2023
The Waiting Game
The anticipation in the film industry is palpable, and fans are on the edge of their seats as they await an official announcement regarding the rescheduled release date of “Dunki.” It seems that the decision to postpone is primarily due to extended post-production work, which is yet to be completed in time for the original December 22nd release.
Salaar’s Explosive Release
Last month, the makers of “Salaar” unveiled their plans for a December 22 release. The announcement came with an intriguing poster that captured Prabhas in a fierce and action-packed avatar. The caption read, “Coming bloody soon! #SalaarCeaseFire Worldwide Release On Dec 22, 2023.” Fans can hardly contain their excitement as they look forward to Prabhas’ riveting performance.
Directed by Prashant Neel, “Salaar” features an ensemble cast, including Shruti Haasan and Prithviraj Sukumaran in leading roles. Originally scheduled for a September 28 release, the film was pushed to its December release date due to unforeseen circumstances.
Shah Rukh on “Dunki”
Shah Rukh Khan, during a success event for “Jawan,” confirmed that “Dunki” would be released around the New Year and Christmas period. His light-hearted statement was, “Anyway, when my film is released, it is Eid.” Under the direction of Rajkumar Hirani, “Dunki” also stars Taapsee Pannu, creating high expectations in the film industry.
As fans of both actors eagerly await the next move, it’s clear that rescheduling “Dunki” is a strategic decision to ensure that both films can shine on the big screen without clashing.