For the past three years, Salman Khan starrers have booked Eid as their release date. But this year, it will be the Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty and costarring Deepika Padukone, that will release on Eid this year.
Shahrukh Khan’s movie with Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express, was originally slated for an Eid release. However, SRK decided to defer the release after it became clear that the movie would clash with Salman’s 2013 Eid release. Industry analysts were relieved by SRK's wise decision to avoid a battle that would hurt the industry as a whole.