Salman Khan's spy flick Tiger 3 is releasing on Diwali skipping an Eid arrival, here's why
While the film is dropping on Diwali, i.e November 12, it is unlikely for large crowds to end up at theatres when the ritual taking place in the evening. However, the makers agreed to release it on Diwali on Salman’s request.
As the release date of Tiger 3 is nearing, the excitement for Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer spy flick is increasing manifold. The third instalment of the Tiger franchise marks the return of Salman as Avinash Singh Rathore, Katrina as Zoya, along with welcoming Emraan Hashmi as the villain. While the film is dropping on Diwali, i.e November 12, it is unlikely for large crowds to end up at theatres when the ritual taking place in the evening. However, the makers agreed to release it on Diwali on Salman’s request.
It so happened that Salman Khan had Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan and Tiger 3 as his forthcoming releases in 2023. The actor made the shift on the calendar to accommodate KKBKKJ on Eid to follow the tradition. As per reports of Etimes, the superstar had personally requested producer Aditya Chopra to vacate the Eid slot for his home production. For the unversed, Aditya had finalized the Eid slot for his Tiger 3. But superstar convinced Aditya saying that the Eid slot is traditionally occupied by Salman’s home productions. Eventually, Tiger 3 was shifted to the Diwali slot.
According to the latest reports, the advance booking of Tiger 3 for day 1 has surged to 10.1 crores gross (excluding blocked tickets) in India with ticket sales of over 3.65 lakh. There have been expectations that the film will break the record of Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan on the opening day but that does not seem to be happening going by the slowing down of the ticket sale. Meanwhile, the box office anticipation is still high given the cameo of Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan as Kabir in the film.
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Tiger 3 also stars Revathi, Vishal Jethwa, Kumud Mishra, and Ranvir Shorey, among others, in pivotal roles.Backed by Yash Raj Films, the film will be available in IMAX, 4DX, and other premium formats apart from 2D.