It is known that Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is releasing on the OTT platform and in the theatres too owing critical condition of the second wave of the covid pandemic. As it is, all stress and worry around Salman Khan open up saying how he wants his film to bring temporary relief and entertainment to people, also talked further.
In an interview via zoom call, the actor opened up about Radhe’s release. Talking in a way terms of its profit, Salman says, “The box office collection of Radhe will be zero. This will be the lowest ever for a Salman Khan film. Let people be happy or sad with that. It is releasing in very few cinemas in India, overseas also the number of theatres are less than usual. So, the box office collection will be very poor.”
As Dabangg star announced about the movie’s release to hit theatres at Eid festive as the theatre owners requested him to release his film on the big screens only and make them boost their cinema hall business. Apologizing for the same to the theatre owners, Salman said,
“I apologize to all the theatre owners that we are doing the film now and it is the right thing to do. The intention was that we release this film as soon as the pandemic gets over but it doesn’t seem to be so. So, the intention was to release in theatres as you would remember a few months back, it was on social media a request to release Radhe in theatres on Eid and we agreed to it. Because they thought that getting Radhe in theatres would get the crowds back and the theatres would come back in being functional but that did not happen. Now, this film is going to be released on OTT and theatres abroad in about 20-25 theatres. And, once the theatres open even after this OTT release, because there are still people who would want to watch it in theatres and some who don’t watch on OTT, we will do a release in India in theatres as well. Abroad, it is releasing. Not with the same number of prints that we usually released but it is being released abroad.”
Further also saying about he do not want the people to be infected with the virus just because they watched his film and who doesn’t? Khan adds, “I know people are disappointed that they will not be able to watch Radhe on the big screen. Some people have booked auditoriums and are planning to screen my film, which I won’t encourage because I don’t want people to say ‘Salman Khan ki picture dekhne gaye aur corona phail gaya’. Once this pandemic is over and theatres reopen, if people like the film, we will try to release it on the big screen.”
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff, etc. Directed by Prabhu Deva, releasing on May 13.