We revealed this few days back that Sultan is going to release on 6th July. YRF has now confirmed the same.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to make the announcement.
Sultan will release on 6th july 2016.
— ali abbas zafar (@aliabbaszafar) June 27, 2016
Interestingly there is a chance that still it will be an Eid day release as Eid will fall on 6th or 7th July. For those who don't know here is an explantion.
The festival of Eid comes at the end of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan can be of 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. Mostly if the previous month (Sha'ban) was of 29 days, the next will be of 30. This year it was general perception that Ramadan will conists of 30 days and Eid will fall on 7th July. The release date of Sultan was the same at that time.
However just recently, meteorologist predicted that there is a chance for a 29 days Ramadan and Eid can fall on 6th July too. Obviously, it cannot be predicted accurately as it depends on the sighting of the moon. So we will call it a 50-50 chance.
Now coming back to Sultan release, 7th July would have been bad date if Eid falls earlier. Hence the makers opted for a safe way by releasing it on 6th. It can either be an Eid release or maybe one day before Eid.