Christmas is undoubtedly the best release period for Bollywood. The recent success of 3 Idiots, Doom 3, Pk and Bajirao Mastani is a proof of that. So it will not be a surprise if every maker wants that slot. As far as Christmas 2017 is concerned there are three films that are scheduled to release in that period.
It was Aanand L Rai who first announced his untitled dwarf film starring Shahrukh Khan. The lead cast has not been announced officially but SRK has confirmed that he is a part of that film. The shooting of the film was not started as a lot of work has to be done in pre-production. SRK will move to Imtiaz Ali’s next first which he wants to release next year. Thus Shahrukh will have 3 films next year.
Rajkumar Hirani was the second to announce his Sanjay Dutt Biopic project featuring Ranbir Kapoor. The film is expected to go on floors in the second half of the year. Hirani considers Christmas as his lucky date. An official announcement is yet awaited.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is riding high on the success of Bajirao Mastani, has also announced his next project Padmavati. That is most likely to feature Ranveer and Deepika again. Bhansali’s films take a lot of time and we are not sure whether his film will be ready next year for release.
Salman Khan has also signed a film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It is a remake of the South Korean film, Ode To My Father. Interestingly, Salman Khan wants his next film to release next year during Christmas. Tubelight will release on Eid 2017 so he wants to have some space between his releases. And also Diwali is already booked with Sons of Sardar and Robot 2.
Now four films are in the race for Christmas release next year. Most probably only two films will be able to come in that period. Which film is going to release on Christmas? Tell us what do you think.