Akshay Kumar’s cop drama Sooryavanshi may break the monotony of Salman Khan’s Eid releases

The first pictures of Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, were released today. The actor plays the lead role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character introduced as an Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) officer in a cameo role in Simba, which saw Ranveer Singh in the lead. The film is expected to go on floors by April and will release on Eid. Kumar and producer Karan Johar took to their Twitter accounts to announce the release date of the film.

It’s a well-known fact that the Christmas weekend belongs to Aamir, while Shah Rukh is believed to have the profited most from the Diwali weekend. Kumar has made the most of Independence Day or Republic Day with films like Airlift (2016), Rustom (2016), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha(2017) and Gold (2018) running high on patriotic fervour. This year, the actor has again managed to book the lucrative weekend for the release ofMission Mangal, that stars Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, among others in lead roles.

But it seems like the actor could be experimenting with mainstream holidays like Eid and Diwali. He has booked this year’s Diwali in advance for his movie Housefull 4.The festive slot has been extremely successful for him and the makers have done everything to reserve the release date. In the last seven years, Salman Khan has had seven blockbusters releasing on Eid.

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