Trade on Radhe release: “Every Eid, we made big chunk of money from Salman Khan’s films”

The festive slot of Eid became synonymous with Salman Khan over the last 11 years ever since the release of
Wanted in 2009.

The tremendous success of that film was followed up with consecutive Eid releases in the form of
Dabangg,
Bodyguard and
Ek Tha Tiger, which proved to be equally successful. The actor gave Eid 2013 a miss making way for

Shah Rukh Khan

’s
Chennai Express, however got back to his slot in 2014 with
Kick, following it up with
Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Tubelight, Race 3 and
Bharat. Most of his Eid releases took over the box-office by storm, and this year too, he was gearing up for a treat for the fans in the action thriller,
Radhe. The release has eventually been pushed owing to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. While major chunk of the film has been wrapped up, around eight – 10 days of shoot and post production work still remains. In an ideal scenario,
Radhe would have opened at the box-office today.

Looking back at the slate of Eid releases, trade analyst

Taran Adarsh

points out, “2013 and 2020 have been exceptions on Eid as Salman didn’t have a release. I don’t think
Wanted was planned as an Eid release, it just happened. But over the years, it has been phenomenal. Eid has brought in big revenues for Salman Khan and the two go hand in hand.” He goes ahead to inform that given the box-office clash with

Akshay Kumar

starrer
Laxmmi Bomb at the box-office this year, he anticipated nothing but fireworks. “It was a big clash, but it has just fizzled out,” he opines.

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Rumours of Salman Khan’s visit triggers gathering in Bhiwandi

Hundreds of residents gathered near a mosque in a bustling slum cluster in Bhiwandi, a powerloom township in Thane district, on Wednesday evening following rumours that film star Salman Khan would be visiting the place to distribute money and food to people.

Cinema Owner cum Distributor, Raj Bansal, from Jaipur believes that both audience and trade have missed out on entertainment this Eid. “We will be losing big chunk of money this Eid, as every Eid we made big chunk of money out of Salman Khan’s films. In-fact, I have released Tiger Franchise,
Sultan and even
Radhe was my release in Rajasthan. So we will miss on some income as a distributor.” He further reveals that before 2009, Diwali was the most lucrative window for film release. “But after
Wanted followed by
Dabangg, Eid got equal prominence, and now it has gone bigger thanks to string of releases by Salman Khan,” Bansal admits adding further that Salman will keep taking a lead when it comes to Eid releases in the future too.

Ask him about his personal expectations from
Radhe, and he answers, “It is an action studded drama, and Salman has always excelled in action. I was looking forward to huge numbers this Eid.”

Bollywood celebrities bring in special days at home amid coronavirus scare

Homebound celebrations for Bollywood

Staying at home and making most of the memories is the new normal these days due to the coronavirus outbreak across the world. With the government enforced nationwide lockdown, date-nights and birthdays are all now celebrated at home with family and virtually with friends. Here are some of the Bollywood celebs who celebrated their special occasions amid the lockdown:

Anil Kapoor, Sunita Kapoor celebrate 36 years of wedding

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and wife Sunita Kapoor celebrated their 36 years of wedding after dating for 11 years. Daughters Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Rhea Kapoor took to social media and shared a heartfelt note on their parents’ special day. Sonam wrote, “Happy happy anniversary parents.. I love you so much and miss you so much. 36 years married and 11 years of dating! Insane! Your love story is the best kind filled with love laughter and family and because angst only belongs in films not real life. Love you love you love you ps ( you both also produced the three most confident and crazy children ) we hope we make you proud! @anilskapoor @kapoor.sunita.” Rhea also shared a family picture which has Sonam’s husband Anand and her beau Karan Boolani and captioned it, “Happy 36 years of marriage and 11 years of dating. I got exhausted just writing that. Love you both. Edit-P.S @harshvarrdhankapoor isn’t photoshopped he just has that energy. But I wouldn’t put it past him to make that request.” Photo: Instagram/@sonamkapoor

Nushrat Bharucha celebrates 30th birthday with pet, mom

Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha turned 30 on May 17 and spent quiet times with her mother and her pet cat. “Sat by my window in pyjamas with my cat and plants for almost four hours and enjoyed every minute of it. It was different but peaceful,” she said. Nimrat celebrated her birthday virtually with her friends and later she danced with her mother and pet cat. Photo: Instagram/@nushratbharucha

Vicky Kaushal: Quarantine Birthday is so worth the hype

Bollywood’s latest heartthrob Vicky Kaushal celebrated his 32nd birthday on May 16 at home. Vicky shared a note on his social media and wrote, “This birthday is the one, I’ll always remember. Homemade cakes, virtual parties with friends across continents… never knew not doing dishes and dusting for a day could make me feel like a king. Met no one, but connected with so many. Every call, every message, every poem, all the posts, the sketches, the artwork and what not… It all really made me feel special. All thanks to you, the big family that I’m blessed to be a part of. Man! Quarantine Birthday is so worth the hype.” Photo: Instagram/@vickykaushal09

Suresh Raina’s daughter turns four

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka Chaudhary celebrated their daughter Gracia’s fourth birthday on Friday amid the lockdown. He took to social media and shared an adorable picture in which he can be seen feeding a piece of the birthday cake to Gracia. “My little princess turned four years old today. These four years have been priceless for us. You fill our heart with so much pride and love every day. All I wish for you is immense joy and happiness always. Love you Gracia,” he captioned the post. Image source: Instagram/@sureshraina3

Dulquer Salmaan’s daughter Marie turns three

Dulquer Salmaan brings in daughter Marie’s third birthday amid the lockdown. The Karwaan actor took to social media and shared an adorable picture with his daughter. “Happiest birthday darling Marie. You’ve got every one of us acting your age while you insist, “I’m a big girl now!” Maybe you’re right. You’re fast growing up, speaking in full sentences now. 3 years old you’re a big girl now.”

In his post, Dulquer shares how his daughter is creating her own games and telling stories. He requests his baby girl to remain his baby girl. “Slow down darling Marie, be a baby still. Like the day we saw you for the first time. Held you and heard your cries for the first time. The day they thronged the hallways, to meet an angel for the first time. Be that baby girl still, we haven’t had enough. Though forever more you’re our baby. Even when the world says, she’s a big girl now. Don’t rush, darling Marie, stay our baby girl still,” he wrote. Photo: Instagram/@dqsalmaan

​Sonam Kapoor Ahuja – Anand’s Wedding anniversary celebrations

Sonam Kapoor and her beau Anand Ahuja celebrated their fourth anniversary on May 8 at their Delhi home. Sonam shared an adorable picture with husband Anand and wrote, “Our first picture together.. 4 years ago today I met a vegan who could do complicated yoga positions and speak about retail and business with the same ease. I found him unbelievably cool and sexy. He still makes my heart race and grounds me at the same time. Nothing compares to you Anand Ahuja , your compassion, kindness, generosity and smarts are incredibly attractive but so is your moodiness and your annoying perfectionism.” Photo: Instagram/@sonamkapoor

Anniversary celebrations in the lockdown for Sonam-Anand

Thank you for being my partner and standing besides me for these 4 years. They have been my most fulfilling. Happy happy anniversary husband. I’m soo thrilled I get to keep you for the rest of my life. I love you the most and I know you love me the best and the most. That I promise you is the greatest gift I’ve ever received.” Her husband also surprised her with a PSP as her anniversary gift. Sonam’s family – dad Anil Kapoor and sister Rhea also shared adorable pictures to wish Sonam and Anand on their anniversary. Photo: Instagram/@sonamkapoor

Adnan Sami’s daughter Medina turns 3

Singer Adnan Sami celebrated his daughter Medina’s third birthday today. He shared some adorable pictures on social media and wrote, “My beloved little angelic daughter, Medina Jaan celebrates her 3rd Birthday today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY My Sweetest Princess…” In a statement, Adnan wrote, “Although it is a unique time in mankind’s history where we are all in so-called ‘Splendid Isolation’ and therefore are unable to celebrate it with family and friends in person, we have their prayers and love in our hearts.” Photo: Twitter/@AdnanSamiLive

Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira celebrate daughter’s birthday

Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap brought in daughter Varushka’s sixth birthday in a unique way. They used waste products to decorate for their daughter’s birthday celebrations. “Happy bday Varushka! This quarantine is teaching us a lot. Using waste products and recycling paper for decorations for her bday. This bday will be remembered forever.️ ” The family created wonderful memories together by creating a quarantine birthday out of little resources at home. Photo: Instagram/@ayushmannk

Chocolate cake for Anushka Sharma’s birthday

Anushka Sharma celebrated her birthday with husband Virat Kohli on May 1. Virat shared a lovely picture where he can be seen feeding the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress a chocolate cake. “You my love bring light into this world. And you light up my world every day. I love you,” Virat captioned the picture. Photo: Instagram/@virat.kohli

Virtual birthday celebrations for Saqib Saleem

Saqib Saleem, who turned 32 on April 8, celebrated lockdown birthday with her sister Huma Qureshi and virtually with his family who are in Delhi. Sister Huma Qureshi shared a video of Saqib cutting a chocolate cake. “Happy Birthday @saqibsaleem! With you, every day is an adventure my brother…will never forget this birthday too, my brat. Love you loads !! Have a super-duper year! Happy Wala Burrrrrday in the times of Quarantine! #birthdayboy #specialchild #brat #21daylockdown (sic),” Huma captioned. Photo: Instagram/@iamhumaq

Varun Dhawan wishes Natasha Dalal

Varun Dhawan’s girlfriend Natasha Dala turned a year old today. The Badlapur actor took to social media and wrote, “Happy birthday nata. I choose you over the ufc.” Earlier, Varun Dhawan also brought in his birthday on April 24 with his family and girlfriend Natasha Dalal at home. The actor had cut a birthday cake and interacted with his buddies virtually on social media. Photo: Instagram/@varundvn

Swara Bhasker’s birthday celebrations with her pets

Swara Bhasker celebrated her birthday on April 9 with her pets and Vikesh. While she was away from her family, her neighbours made her feel like she was home. The actress said that she is staying at home in Mumbai while her family is in Delhi. Her neighbours made her rajma and baked an eggless coffee-chocolate mousse, another neighbour baked her eggless nuts raisin cake. She also celebrated her lockdown birthday virtually with her friend who stays in New Jersey. Photo: Instagram/@reallyswara

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