February 28, 2013 11:17 IST
If Salman releases his film Mental on October 2, he will take on Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam that releases on the same day
After missing the Eid deadline, Salman Khan is now looking at releasing his upcoming film Mental (directed by brother Sohail Khan) on October 2. The Gandhi Jayanti holiday is followed by the weekend which he feels will help the film.
By doing so, Salman will be taking on Abhinav Kashyap's film with Ranbir Kapoor which also releases on the same date. To stir your memory Salman and his brother Arbaaz Khan had severe differences with Abhinav Kashyap when he dropped out of Dabangg 2. Moreover Ranbir is dating Salman's ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif.
A source says, "This time around Salman's film has gone on the floors without any fanfare. Even the cast is being kept under wraps. The shoot has just started in Dubai and although the entire trade expected the film to be wrapped up and released on Eid (July 8), the fact is that Salman is not eyeing Eid this time.
The source added, "Salman intends to kill two birds with one stone, as it is well known that Salman and Abhinav can't see eye to eye after Abhinav decided to leave Dabangg 2 in spite of the success of Dabangg. Salman also wants to take on Ranbir now and is not bothered by the fact that his arch enemy Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express might release on Eid."
The source further said, "In the past Salman's God Tussi Great Ho clashed with Ranbir's Bachna Ae Haseeno and Salman was down that time. He does not forget these things easily and now is his time to strike back."