It seems Salman Khan’s recent legal tangles have only added to his popularity. One now hears that the superstar’s two forthcoming films are already a rage in Pakistan even before release.
Sources from across the border say that news of Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan being a film on Indo-Pak amity has spread like wildfire in Pakistan.
“Salman Khan is already being seen as ambassador of peace between the two countries. Somehow the news has spread that Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about peaceful relations between the two countries and that Salman plays a man who helps a little child from Pakistan find her home and parents. Yeh Pakistan ke logon ke liye bahot badi baat hai. They love Salman. And if all goes well, Bajrangi Bhaijaan would make Salman a strong peace-maker between the two countries,” says a source in the know.
Sources close to the project reveal that the film will get an unprecedented Eid release in Pakistan.
“It would be a Salman Eid on both sides of the border. The film will get a bigger release in Pakistan than any other Bollywood film,” promises a source very close to the project.
The anticipation for Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman Khan’s other release this year is equally strong in Pakistan, although Barjatya’s cinema is known to be inspired by Hindu scriptures especially the Ramayan.