Ajay Devgn has announced yet another film for Diwali and this time around it will be his ambitious directorial venture ‘Shivaay’, which is scheduled to release during Diwali 2016.
Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions had announced ‘Shhuddhi’ for Diwali, but the Karan Malhotra film that was supposed to feature Salman Khan in the lead, has now become a Varun Dhawan – Alia Bhatt starrer.
Apart from Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgn is the only actor in the last 4 years, who has managed to release his film during the Khan-dominated festive weekends of Eid, Diwali and Christmas.
Analysis of who has the maximum number of festive release, below.
- Eid: Bodyguard (Salman)
- Diwali: Ra One (SRK)
- Christmas: Don 2 (SRK)
- Eid: Ek Tha Tiger (Salman)
- Diwali: Jab Tak Hai Jaan (SRK) and Son Of Sardaar (Ajay)
- Christmas: Dabangg 2 (Salman)
- Eid: Chennai Express (SRK)
- Diwali: Krrish 3 (Hrithik)
- Christmas: Dhoom 3 (Aamir)
- Eid: Kick (Salman)
- Diwali: Happy New Year (SRK)
- Christmas: PK (Aamir)
- Eid: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Salman)
- Diwali: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Salman)
- Christmas: Dilwale (SRK)
- Eid: Raees (SRK)
- Diwali: Shivaay (Ajay)
- Christmas: Dangal (Aamir)
- Eid: No film has been announced
- Diwali: Son Of Sardaar 2 (Ajay)
- Christmas: No film has been announced
Overall (until 2015, because future release dates can change)
- SRK: 6 films
- Salman: 6 films
- Aamir: 3 films
- Hrithik: 1 film
- Ajay: 1 film