By: Aditi Shevade
The second wave of COVID-19 has equally affected all of us. Cinema halls, theatres and other businesses have been in huge losses. But again it’s that time of the year when Your Most Wanted Bhai’s film Radhe is all set to release tomorrow on Eid. Looking at the current situation the King of Boxoffice said, “We may get the lowest numbers with Radhe. It might not even cross 10-15 crores but whoever wants to be happy with this lowest number they can be happy. Some people will be happy with my lowest numbers while some people will be happy with my highest numbers. The lowest numbers are going to be Radhe. We would lose money on Radhe and box office collections are going to be almost zero but we are still going ahead with Radhe. My life’s ambition was 10 lakh rupees. It will come with nothing, it will go with nothing so whatever this is, it is much more than plus”. But it was important to keep his Eid commitment with fans especially at a time like this as we all know ek baar Bhai ne jo commitment kardi toh woh khud ki bhi nahi sunte.
The megastar further added, “So, the reason why we are doing this film is to support the theatre owners but the theatres again got shut. But, we decided- what is the fault of the fans who wanted to go and see the film? So, now in a crucial time like this, when people are dying, people are not getting oxygen, medication and over that, a Salman Khan film comes and they are going to go to see that film in the theatre,with that extra amount of money… that is not happening. So, you get to see the film at a bare minimum cost with your whole family. We will bear the loss but at a time like this, people who have lost their loved ones and they want to get out of that zone, they can watch Radhe. If not now, I want it later. People who are at home would like to watch some entertainment, something that will uplift them. So that is my intention behind it. My biggest intention is that you don’t have to spend that kind of money to go and watch the film in the theatre now.”
Salman is known for breaking all the records at the box office. Every year he sets a landmark with his release on Eid but this time things will not be the same. Being a philanthropist himself, he knows a life is much more important than box office numbers. No wonder if the situation would’ve been normal, Radhe was going to be another blockbuster in Khan’s career. While you can watch Radhe on ZEE5 with Zee’s pay-per-view service, ZeePlex from the comfort of your home, the massive opening of the star who rules the box office will be missed by everyone. The makers have also decided to show Radhe on DTH operators like Dish, D2H, Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV.
Directed by Prabhu Deva, the film also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff.