Salman says ‘No’ to Anil

Tales of brotherhood fly out of the window when it comes to business. Salman Khan has very good relations with the Kapoors — Boney and Anil.
He was part of their No Entry, Wanted and is supposedly part of No Entry 2 whenever it happens. But it isn’t as if the benevolent Salman is constantly in a mood to oblige the Kapoors.
Trade sources say that Anil Kapoor’s rip-roaring comedy No Problem is ready for release and Anil wanted it to come on September 10, as the date coincides with Eid. This date has always proved to be lucky at the box office.
However, Salman’s Dabbang is releasing on that date too. In fact, Dabbang was always meant to be an Eid release as the trade believes in the super-combo of Salman and this festival.
Last year, Boney released Wanted on Eid and the film was hugely successful especially in single screens. This year, too, Sohail Khan, part producer of Dabbang, wants to cash in on this date. So when Anil approached him and asked him to shift his release date by a week so that he could bring his Anees Bazmee film out on that date, Sohail refused point blank.
Now Anil will release No Problem on December 3. Anil, however, maintains, “Salman is like a younger brother. It is true that we were earlier toying with the idea of coming on September 10. But it doesn’t make sense for two big films to clash on the same date. I’m super confident about my No Problem because it is a Anees Bazmee film. And everyone connected to the trade thinks it is a perfect December movie.”