The official release date of Shahrukh Khan’s much-awaited ‘Dilwale’ has been confirmed. Like ‘Dhoom 3′ and ‘PK’, two films that set all-time records at the box office, ‘Dilwale’ will also release a week before Christmas on 18th December 2015.
The makers are currently shooting for the film in Bulgaria, after which they are expected to shoot some under-water sequences in Mauritius.
The final release date of ‘Dilwale’ has set up a clash with two other films that are also scheduled to release on the same day – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone and Feroz Nadiadwala’s ‘Hera Pheri 3′.
The situation is similar to last year, when ‘Bombay Velvet’, ‘Welcome Back’ and ‘PK’ were all announced for Christmas, but common sense prevailed and the biggest film ‘PK’ eventually got a solo-release which smashed all records.
While there are reports that ‘Hera Pheri 3′ is likely to be postponed, the cast of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ have reconfirmed that their film will release on 18th December. Bajirao Mastani also stars Deepika Padukone which is a very good friend of Shahrukh Khan.
It will be the second time that Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will fight out at box office. Earlier in 2007, SRK's Om Shanti Om & Bhansali's Saawariya clashed at box office. SRK won that battle as Om Shanti Om was a blockbuster while Saawariya turned out to be a disaster. Let's see what happens this time.