Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe’ confirmed as Eid release
In an unprecedented move, Salman Khan’s Radhe will enjoy a theatrical and a digital release on the same day on May 13. But in the UAE, the film will release solely in the region’s local cinemas.
Its makers made the announcement on April 21, a day before its new trailer release, and claimed that his fans have the option to either purchase tickets in the cinemas or opt for pay-per-view online on Zee.
When Gulf News reached out to its officials in Zee Middle East, they maintained that the UAE will enjoy a theatrical release and is not following the release pattern for Radhe in India.
According to reports, the decision to make a hybrid release following several meetings discussing the current Covid-19 reality in India and appeasing Khan’s army of fans who have been clamouring for a theatrical release.
Khan is one of Bollywood’s biggest box-office draws and his films were expected to bring footfall back into the cinemas, reviving the theatrical scene that has taken a beating during the pandemic. But the surge in Covid-19 cases in India has led to the closure of cinemas again, with renewed restrictions in place.