The verdict of the infamous 1998 blackbuck poaching case was delivered by the Jodhpur court today. While Salman Khan was handed a five-year jail term and a fine of Rs 10,000, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bedre, Tabu and Neelam were acquitted.
The guilty verdict against Salman Khan is a big blow to the Hindi film industry and its trade might be affected. Trade analyst Komal Nahata told PTI, “Whatever is left of Race 3 will have to be completed soon because the film is releasing in June. Kick 2, Dabangg 3 and Bharat were yet to start so there isn’t much monetary loss. It is a huge loss to the industry and trade as he is a big star who guarantees big success.”
“Race 3 has Rs 125-150 crore riding on it. For other films, not money but may be time has gone. He has not started any other film so it isn’t that films will be stuck. He may have planned it like that knowing that April 5 is the date of the judgement,” Nahta added. Another trade analyst Girish Wankhede said, “All his films make a minimum of Rs 200 crore. Three films have already been announced. Race 3 is the biggest Eid release. So approximately 600 crore are riding at the box office.”
Here we list the Dabangg Khan’s films which might be in jeopardy.
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1. Race 3
The Remo D’Souza directorial Race 3, the third installment in the Race franchise has Salman playing the lead in this multi-starrer. Though the actor has wrapped up schedules of the film in Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, the remaining part of the film is yet to be shot. Apart from Salman, the film has Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and others in key roles. The film is bankrolled by Salman’s production house SKF Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films. It is scheduled to release on June 15.
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, who helmed Salman Khan’s hit 2017 film Tiger Zinda Hai, has another project Bharat with the star in the pipeline. Salman will play an ordinary man in the remake of the Korean film Ode to My Father, which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man. The film is still in the pre-production stage and will only go on the floor in June 2018 after Salman is done with the shooting of Race 3. The film is co-produced by Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar’s T-series and is expected to release on Eid 2019.
3. Dabangg 3
To be produced by brother Arbaaz Khan, the third in the Dabangg franchise will see Salman reprising the role of inspector Chulbul Pandey. The entire team of the film remains same except for the director. Dabangg 3 will be directed by Prabhudheva and the music of the film will be given by Sajid-Wajid. Salman has not yet started working on the film and the release date of the film hasn’t been confirmed yet.
4. Kick 2
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Salman Khan’s upcoming filmography also has filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala’s film Kick 2. The official announcement of the film was made in February 2018. It read, “The wait is over! #DEVILisBACK!! #SajidNadiadwala’s Kick 2 starring @BeingSalmanKhan releases Christmas 2019. @WardaNadiadwala.” An announcement poster was also shared. The film is booked for Christmas 2019 release.