Salman Khan in Kick (Photo Credit: Youtube-screenshot)
Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt's Inshallah has been shelved. Everyone knows this and it was a shocking news for fans of bhaijaan. The film was supposed to release on Eid 2020. As soon as the confirmation of Inshallah came out that it has got shelved, speculations were rife that Salman would be releasing his other film ‘Kick 2′ on Eid next year. However, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, who had made his directorial debut with ‘Kick’ has put all these rumours to rest.
During a media interaction recently, Sajid Nadiadwala was asked whether he is planning to release the sequel of Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’ on next Eid. To this, the director clarified saying, “We are not coming up with ‘Kick’ 2 next Eid, because I’m not ready with my script yet. I’m still writing the script for the sequel of ‘Kick’ and it will take for about more than 6 months to complete.”
“There were speculations when the dates got changed (When the makers of ‘Inshallah’ announced about shelving the film), so Salman asked me ki aur kitna time lagega. I told him, I would need at least 3-4 to 6 more months to rewrite the draft. However, I would be ready with the script only by next Eid,” he added.
It is worth mentioning here that Kick released on Eid 2014 and also featured eatured Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The sequel of ‘Kick’ will mark the return of Salman as Devil (Devi Lal Singh), a thief with a purpose and according to the director will be extremely unpredictable. Once the script is finalised, the team will go on a recce for location sites and apart from Salman, other members of the cast will be decided shortly.
Salman's films released during Eid have always shattered box office records and set a benchmark. Ever since Wanted released on Eid in 2009, Salman Khan has been consistent in delivering Rs 100-crore successes come this joyous occasion and the legacy continued with Bodyguard, Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tubelight that followed. Thus Salman Khan and Eid have become synonymous.