Salman Khan-led 'Radhe' to release on Eid, May 13
Putting all speculations to rest, Salman Khan announced that his much-anticipated film, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will be releasing on May 13. The Twitter handle of Salman Khan Films, his production house, said that the Prabhu Deva-directorial will be "releasing simultaneously on multiple platforms worldwide." The tweet had a photo attached, which had a caption that read, "Bhai ka commitment, Eid pe entertainment."
'The perfect Eid celebration,' the tweet states
The perfect Eid celebration!💥 #Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, releasing simultaneously on multiple platforms worldwide.#RadheThisEid— Salman Khan Films (@SKFilmsOfficial) April 21, 2021
@BeingSalmanKhan @bindasbhidu @DishPatani @RandeepHooda @PDdancing @ZeeStudios_ @SohailKhan @atulreellife @reellifeprodn @ZeeMusicCompany pic.twitter.com/TzD3s3eLDi
First big Bollywood production to opt for dual medium release
The tweet further informed that the trailer of the action movie will be out tomorrow. It is apparently the first big Bollywood production to opt for dual medium release. About the decision of simultaneous release, a source has told a portal, "Salman Khan wants to bring some positivity in this dull phase and wants the audience to enjoy Radhe at their comfort."
The 'Radhe' team had planned to release it in July
"The ones who want to go to the cinema halls, can watch it there, others can watch it at home," the source added. To recall, more than a week ago, there were rumors that Salman and his team were planning to postpone the release of Radhe, considering the coronavirus situation. The team had considered waiting till Eid al-Adha and release it on July 16.
Other '5-8 major Bollywood films' to follow suit after 'Radhe'?
Apart from theaters, Radhe can also be watched on ZEE network and DTH operators with a pay-per-view option. Trade analyst Sumit Kadel observed that there'll be "5-8 (other) major Bollywood films" that will opt for the hybrid release model. "You'll hear many announcements towards first week of May," he said. Besides Salman, Radhe also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff and Megha Akash.
Salman has cameos scheduled for 'Laal Singh Chaddha,' 'Pathan'
Radhe is said to be inspired by the South Korean movie The Outlaws. Currently, the 55-year-old has many other projects lined up. Mahesh Manjrekar-directed, Antim: The Final Truth, where Salman's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma gives him company, is in the post-production stage. Its release date hasn't been decided yet. He also has cameo appearances in Aamir Khan-led Laal Singh Chaddha and SRK, John Abraham-starrer Pathan.