As a Jodhpur court will pronounce its judgment in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Salman Khan today, the entire industry is already chilling under the impact.
“The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate’s court has kept Feb 25 for judgment,” public prosecutor N.K. Sankhla told IANS. Irrespective of the verdict, some of the forthcoming films of Salman Khan in 2015, 2016 will be the worst affected:
All his forthcoming films were slated for release on Eid and Diwali in the next couple of years and his brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan were kept out of the films this time.
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Bhajrangi Bhaijaan with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ director Kabir Khan and ‘Bodyguard’ co-star Kareena Kapoor is already on floors since November 2014 and is scheduled to to be released for Eid on July 17.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is another massive project being directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya featuring Sonam Kapoor in the female lead role and the film is confirmed for Diwali release in 2015 around Novemebr.
Sultan by Ali Abbas Zafar is yet to be confirmed officialy by Yash Raj Films, though Salman Khan and his manager have confirmed it already with the release date to coincide with the IPL season and Eid in 2016.
No Entry sequel is under consideration but was delayed because Salman was busy with other films and the film requires at least 5 months of time from Salman Khan.
Mahesh Manjrekar film is another that was supposed to go on floors in mid-2015 initial scouting for locations to shoot the film has been completed.