We had recently reported how Rohit Shetty and Salman Khan were planning to work together on an upcoming film. It was also rumoured that Rohit Shetty would direct Kick 2 starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. But filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala put an end to these rumours by announcing that he will be helming Kick 2 himself.
Salman and Rohit however, are pretty much keen to work together. If not for Kick 2, there are talks that they will be coming together for an action-thriller. This is perhaps, what prompted Rohit to shift the dates of his cop-drama starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Rohit has now preponed the release of Sooryavanshi, which was earlier scheduled to release on Eid 2020, setting up a box-office clash with Salman’s Inshallah. Karan Johar who is producing Sooryavanshi, shared a picture with Rohit and Salman announcing the change of dates.
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The ultimate Khiladi & the blockbuster director are arriving on 27th March, 2020 in your cinema halls with #Sooryavanshi! Special thanks & love to @beingsalmankhan!❤️ @akshaykumar @itsrohitshetty @ajaydevgn @ranveersingh @katrinakaif @apoorva1972 @reliance.entertainment @rohitshettypicturez @dharmamovies #CapeOfGoodFilms
Salman Khan, the man with the big heart, too, returned the gesture by tweeting about Sooryavanshi and calling Rohit Shetty his younger brother.
I always thought of him as my younger brother and today he proves it… #RohitShetty
Sooryavanshi releasing on 27th March, 2020. pic.twitter.com/KGHsej3Bow
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 12, 2019
The fans of both Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan were worried about the box-office clash of both films as it would have affected the box-office collections of Sooryavanshi and Inshallah. While Sooryavanshi is a cop drama with a lot of action sequences, Inshallah is an emotional drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Inshallah, would see Salman Khan working with Bhansali after a gap of almost 12-13 years, the last being Saawariya. Before that the actor-director duo have worked in films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Khamoshi. Alia Bhatt has also been signed for Inshallah, but the story and the characters of the film have been kept under tight wraps. Not much is known about the film except it will see Salman in a never-before-seen avatar.