Salman Khan’s relationship with the festival of Eid is well-known. Since 2009, the actor has come up with a number of releases on the festival and most of them have worked at the box office. Because of his power at the ticket window during Eid, no other big film in the recent past has clashed with his films.
But this time, Salman has competition, not from any Hindi or Indian movie but one from across the border. Fawad Khan’s much awaited Pakistani film The Legend Of Maula Jatt will be released on Eid, when Salman’s keenly awaited Bharat will also hit the theatres.
In a way, this is an unusual Khan v/s Khan box office battle on Eid in August 2019. The Legend Of Maula Jatt also stars well-known Pakistani actress Mahira Khan.
The Legend Of Maula Jatt will be released in China on the same day. In fact, it will become the first movie from the subcontinent to be released in China on the same day.
Fawad was last seen in a cameo in the Pakistani movie Jawani Phir Na Ani 2 (2018), which became the biggest blockbuster in the country. It was the sequel to Jawani Phir Na Ani (2015) which also starred veteran Indian actor Kanwaljit Singh.