July 13, 2010 12:05:05 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
This year is throwing up quite a few surprises and co-incidences if we go by last year's 'festive' happenings. We have already told you about one; Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar fighting for supremacy on 'Diwali', just like in 2009. And within just a few days here is the second such similar co-incidence.
We have news from trade sources that Salman Khan's DABAANG is all set to release during the Eid weekend (September 10th to be precise), just like his WANTED which released to a stupendous response last Eid. And another co-incidence is that DABAANG is pitted against another big banner film, Karan Johar's STEPMOM just like WANTED released against another big banner venture, Yash Raj's DIL BOLE HADIPPA.
Last time Salman Khan came up trumps as his fans came out in hordes to see his WANTED and thrashed DIL BOLE HADIPPA outright. Looks like this time the battle may not be that easy as Karan Johar's WE ARE FAMILY appears quite interesting and so does the huge starcast of Kajol, Kareena, Arjun Rampal and cute kids, which will naturally be a big draw especially for the multiplex crowd and family. Salman's DABAANG too will rely on his hard core action image which is so loved by his fans and others too and it looks quite likely that just like WANTED his DABAANG too will score huge in the single screens and small towns and cities.
Well, let's wait and watch whether it will be another Eid 'mubarak' for Salman this time around. From the looks of (given the explosive action and inflammable contents) yes, it's very much in the offing.