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“Sikandar”: Salman Khan’s Eid Gift to Fans in Advance


In a recent buzz on social media, Bollywood heavyweight Salman Khan continued his tradition of surprising fans on Eid, albeit in a different manner this year. While the festive season did not witness a new release from the iconic star, Salman treated his eager audience to the announcement of his upcoming film titled “Sikandar” to be directed by the renowned AR Murugadoss. Despite missing a theatrical Eid celebration, Salman’s move has kept the anticipation among his fans alive for what’s coming next.

The poster reveal of “Sikandar,” shared by the film’s makers including producer Sajid Nadiadwala, sets the stage for a grand release planned for Eid 2025. The announcement was accompanied by a message from Salman Khan himself, urging fans to support this year’s Eid cinema with titles such as “Maidaan” and “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,” and to hold their breath for his big-screen appearance the following year. This strategic anticipation-building is a testament to Salman’s deep connection with his audience and his knack for showmanship.

Salman Khan’s cinematic presence has been formidable, with his last display of action and drama seen in “Tiger 3,” which premiered last Diwali. In addition to last year’s Eid release “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan,” fans were treated to his cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s “Pathaan.” The alliance between the two titans of Bollywood will further be showcased in the much-anticipated “Pathaan vs Tiger” under the Yash Raj Films banner.

The actor’s lineup of projects boasts of diversity, extending to “Bull,” directed by Vishnu Varadhan and under the production wing of Dharma Productions. The film promises an intense role for Salman who is set to portray Brigadier Farukh Bulsara, a leading figure in the real-life Operation Cactus. To authentically embody the role of this decorated military officer, Salman has embarked on an intensive physical conditioning regime, including 3.5 hours of daily training and a tailored diet.

With a mahurat shot captured in Mumbai on December 29, Salman’s preparation for “Bull” even includes training with paramilitary forces to hone the nuances of his character. The film itself revisits the gripping events of Operation Cactus in 1988 when Indian Armed Forces thwarted a coup in the Maldives orchestrated by businessman Abdullah Luthufi and the militant group PLOTE.

Salman Khan’s commitment to his craft and his continuous engagement with fans are reflected in his methodical approach to each role and the thoughtful timing of his film announcements. As the industry and his followers await Eid 2025 for the grand unveiling of “Sikandar,” his current endeavors like “Bull” and his team-up with Shah Rukh Khan keep the intrigue and excitement at a fever pitch.

Salman Khan is not just an actor but an entertainment icon whose every move is keenly followed by an immense fan base. His films are not merely releases but celebrations, awaited by audiences across the globe. With “Sikandar,” Salman appears to be promising another powerful performance and a cinematic treat that aims to fortify his position as one of Bollywood’s most cherished superstars. The revelation of “Sikandar” adds another chapter to Salman Khan’s storied relationship with his fans, weaving anticipation into the fabric of forthcoming festivities.