Salman Khan had announced earlier this year that his film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai would release on Eid 2021. He took this decision after theater owners requested him to release his movie to boost their business.
However, owing to the second wave theaters have been shut down again at many places and Salman’s film will now release on both, OTT platform Zee5 and theaters. Salman has apologised to the the theater owners, who were hoping to see profits with the release of Radhe.
Salman said, “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.”
“I apologise to cinema owners who were hoping to earn profits with the release of this film. We waited as long as we could, hoping that this pandemic would end and we would be able to release in theatres all over the country. But that did not happen. We don’t know when things will go back to normal,” he further added.
The actor stated, “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.”
Salman will be seen opposite Disha Patani in the Prabhudheva-directed movie.