Bollywood’s most bankable star at the box office, Salman Khan may not have any release in 2013. If so, this would be the first year in the superstar’s 24-year-career when he doesn’t have at least one movie in a year.
If the news of a dry Eid at the movies for Salman Khan’s fans was not disheartening enough, this one is surely going to give them the blues. The superstar’s next release Mental may hit theatres in January 2014, making it a more than a yearlong big-screen sabbatical for the 47-year-old superstar since the release of his last film Dabangg 2 in December 2012.
A lot of reasons have been attributed to the delay of brother Sohail Khan’s Mental, starring Daisy Shah and Sana Khan along with Salman.
From what we hear, about four-and-a-half month of shoot still remains for Mental as the film has five major action sequences. The climax itself is said to be huge and will involve a lot of planning and logistics as it will reportedly be shot on a highway and will have Salman bringing traffic to a halt.
After the principal shoot, the film would require enough time for post-production as well. Not to be forgotten are the medical breaks that Salman might take due to his nerve disorder.
Moreover, since the Diwali and Christmas slots have been booked this year by the biggies like Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3, the Khans can’t seem to find a suitable date to release Mental before January 2014.