Curated By: Dishya Sharma
Last Updated: September 26, 2023, 06:25 IST
Shah Rukh Khan and Prabhas are preparing for an epic clash this Christmas. If reports are to be believed, SRK’s Dunki and Prabhas’ Salaar are releasing this Christmas. If this is true, this will be the second time that director Prashanth Neel will be clashing with Shah Rukh. The first time was in 2018 when KGF clashed with Zero. The news of Dunki and Salaar clashing was shared by trade expert Taran Adarsh.
Taking to X (previously known as Twitter), Taran said, “YES, IT’S TRUE… SRK VS PRABHAS, ‘DUNKI’ VS ‘SALAAR’ THIS CHRISTMAS… The exhibitors have received a mail stating that #Salaar will arrive THIS CHRISTMAS [on 22 Dec 2023]… An official announcement by the producers, #HombaleFilms, will be made on Friday [29 Sept 2023].”
This is the SECOND TIME #HombaleFilms is clashing with #SRK… In 2018 [#Christmas], it was #Zero vs #KGF [first part]. SRK had already blocked #Christmas [22 Dec 2023] for #Dunki… And now #Prabhas also stakes claim on 22 Dec 2023,” he added.
YES, IT’S TRUE… SRK VS PRABHAS, ‘DUNKI’ VS ‘SALAAR’ THIS CHRISTMAS… The exhibitors have received a mail stating that #Salaar will arrive THIS CHRISTMAS [on 22 Dec 2023]… An official announcement by the producers, #HombaleFilms, will be made on Friday [29 Sept 2023].This is… pic.twitter.com/BkgLGepiOt
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 25, 2023
Prabhas and Prashanth are yet to comment on this development. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh had confirmed Dunki is on track to release on Christmas earlier this month. Speaking with media and fans at the success meet of Jawan, Shah Rukh confirmed that Dunki is on track to release on Christmas.
“I think, Mashallah, God’s been very kind. We had Pathaan. God’s been even kinder with Jawan. I always tell we started with Republic Day (January 26). It’s an auspicious day. On Janmashtami, we released Jawan. On Christmas, we will bring Dunki for you. I prioritize national integration. And whenever my film releases, it has to be Eid. I’m working hard. I’m working harder than what I worked in last 29 years. And Inshallah, I will work hard. I get happy now when people watch movies and they derive happiness out of them,” he said.
Dunki marks Shah Rukh’s third release this year. The film is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and also stars Taapsee Pannu. On the other hand, Salaar is directed by Prashanth Neel and is headlined by Prabhas. The film, which marks their first collaboration, also stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Meenakshi Chaudhary. The film is produced by Hombale Films, the team behind KGF and Kantara.