While almost all Salman Khan movies are heavily panned by critics, they are lapped up by the audience and smoothly sail across the Rs 100 crore mark. It appears that even a pandemic and the subsequent shuttering of theatres hasn’t dented his popularity.

An online portal had reported that Salman Khan had sold the rights of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai to Zee Studios for a whopping Rs 230 crores. However, Salman Khan revealed that Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will release in theatres on Eid 2021. The change in heart came from the requests of Theatre Exhibitors Association from across the country.

“Sorry, it has taken me a long time to revert to all the theatre owners. It’s a big decision to make during these times. I understand the financial problems that the theatre owners/exhibitors are going through and I would like to help them by releasing Radhe in theatres. In return, I would expect them to take the utmost amount of care and precautions for the audience who would come to the theatre to watch Radhe. The commitment was of EID and it will be Eid 2021 inshallah. Enjoy Radhe this year in theatres on Eid. God willing,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

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Furthermore, the actor has shown his loyalty towards single screens and movie theatres by announcing that he has two other films ready for release. Besides Radhe, Khan’s production house has Antim and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali lined up.

“We already have three films ready for release. The problem with single screens is that not all movies work at single screens. The theatre owners, they own the theatres but now, these single-screen theatres look like … they are as empty as graveyards,” Khan said, according to Hindustan Times.

“No one is going to theatres, it is all too quiet and silent. Those who own theatres would obviously want to continue running them. Though, we have seen many theatres shut down due to financial constraints. It is not a good sign. Our business is, we act and make movies. Where do we showcase these movies? They are incomplete without us and we are incomplete without them,” he added.

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