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22 April 2024

Aamir Khan plays Santa to Salman Khan

'Bigg Boss 8' host Salman Khan gestures while shooting an episode of the reality show. (SUPPLIED)

By Sanskriti Media

Aamir Khan will be playing Santa Claus to Salman Khan way ahead of Christmas this year opr perhaps giving him an advance gift ahead of Salman Khan’s birthday on December 27.

It has to be noted that Salman Khan has his films releasing on Eid every year and Aamir Khan has films releasing on Christmas.

Salman’s only exception in recent times was Dabangg 2 which also released during Christmas after Salman obtained permission from Aamir Khan after ensuring that the perfectionist Khan was not releasing any film on the said date.

Yet again, Salman Khan has sought permission from Aamir Khan because he wants to release his during Christmas. Salman Khan has two films releasing this year.  

Tubelight will release during his regular date. But then the Yash Raj film Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to the film Ek Tha Tiger starring Salman Khan and Katrina did not have a release date.

 And realising that Santa would have an empty bag for his fans this Christmas, Salman realised that it would be a great day to release the film.

 Even though Tiger Zinda Hai as well as Thugs Of Hindostan both have been produced by Yash Raj Films, it was important for Salman Khan to make the call.

Aamir informed Salman that the Yash Raj Films movie Thugs of Hindostan directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Tashan and Dhoom 3 fame will not be ready before 2018, and hence decided to give away the slotted Christmas date to Salman Khan to release his film.

For those who tuned in late, Bollywood filmmakers prefer to release their films during holidays enabling a better response at the box office.

Ideally Salman Khan has booked Eid as his release date, Shah Rukh Khan has the time around Diwali and Aamir Khan releases his films during Christmas.