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Actor’s next reportedly scheduled for mid-January 2014
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; April 5, 2013)
Salman Khan is the box office King of Bollywood. So, each of his films become an eagerly awaited phenomenon. However, we learn from reliable trade sources that there may be no Salman film releasing through 2013. His next film, Mental, directed by his youngest brother Sohail Khan, is likely to release only around mid-January 2014.
According to our source, “In keeping with the screenplay, it will take the Khans around 135 days to complete the shooting. There are five major action sequences including the high-octane climax, which takes place on a highway with Salman bringing all traffic to a halt. Most importantly, everything is planned bearing in mind Salman’s nerve trouble (Trigeminal Neuralgia). Sohail wants to ensure it doesn’t aggravate in any manner whatsoever.”
Due to unavailability of a suitable weekend after October 2 — with Krrish 3 coming in Diwali and Dhoom 3 round Christmas this year — the Khans reportedly plan to get Mental around mid-January 2014. As our informer says, “January 26, 2014 is a Sunday, so there’s no advantage of releasing on the Republic Day weekend. The earlier Friday is January 17 and Makar Sankranti on January 14, a Tuesday. So they might come with Mental on Tuesday for the benefit Makar Sankranti might give them.’’
When contacted, Sohail said, “I’ll come when I am ready.’’ He reiterated that he’d talk about a date only when it’s closer to release.