There is a strict no-no for releasing major films during certain periods of time, especially during mega events like World Cup Cricket, which a cricket crazy nation like India awaits with bated breath, as the Indian cricket team is always one of the hot favourites.
However, one super star who has always decided to swim against the tide is Salman Khan. Confused? Well, read on!
It was exactly 20 years back, way back in May 1999, when against all odds producer Vashu Bhagnani released his Salman-Karisma starrer BIWI No 1, bang in the middle of the WC tournament. On that occasion too, the venue was England just like this time around, and the release date coincided with India playing on that particular day (winning against hosts, England)! The result, a super hit!
Well, as they say history repeats itself and Salman Khan’s BHARAT released on the day India played (and won against South Africa) and netted a huge 42 crore, the best ever opening day for the super star. The film has already netted 72 crore in two days flat and will be interesting to see if history indeed repeats itself!