Salman Khan has seen his fair share of ups and down in films when it comes to the box office. Though he is a bankable superstar, his last films Tubelight and Race 3 both did not do well at the box office. Salman Khan, who is currently promoting his upcoming production Notebook, which will mark the debut of two new actors – Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. When asked about failures at the box office, he mentioned Tubelightshould not have been an Eid release.
When asked whether he can pre-empt box office ahead of the release as a producer, Salman Khan said, “Nothing.” He further added, “Like for Tubelight, I did say that yeh Eid hai, people are going there to you know, chill kar rahe hai, masti vasti karne ja rahe hai. They are going to have a great time, celebratory film hai, festival hai aur humein pata hai yeh script kya and that this film should not be Eid release. So they were like no no, we have got the date, how can we miss Eid. I said Eid date hai but yeh nahi ki yeh picture Eid par aana chahiye, woh date chodh do, aage chalo.But at that time I should have put my foot down because jab log aaye nikal kar toh who celebrate karne gaye the but sab rote rote aaye hai.”
Tubelight was helmed by Kabir Khan and starred Sohail Khan. It released in 2017.
Coming back to his production, helmed by Nitin Kakkar, Notebook is presented by Salman Khan Films and is a Cine1 Studios Production. It is produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde and is all set to hit the screens on March 29, 2019.