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Salman’s Race 3 to clash with Aishwarya’s Fanney Khan on Eid 2018

Both films are slated to be released on 15 June 2018.

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In what promises to be a big box office battle, Race 3, starring Salman Khan, will be clashing with Fanney Khan, starring Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Both films are slated to be released on 15 June 2018. 

Salman is known to dominate the box office during the festival of Eid and this would be the first time a major film will clash with his release. Interestingly, this would also mean a clash between estranged lovers, Salman and Aishwarya, at the box office.

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Fanney Khan also stars Rajkummar Rao.

The news of Fanney Khan’s release was shared by the film’s PR agency, which wrote, “Yeh Eid #FanneyKhan ke saath! 15th June, 2018 @AnilKapoor #AishwaryaRaiBachchan @RajkummarRao @kriarj  @RakeyshOmMehra @ROMPPictures @Tseries.” 

Meanwhile, Race 3, third film in the Race franchise, went on floors yesterday. The news was announced by the team on social media. This is the first time Salman has entered the franchise and replaces Saif Ali Khan as the main lead. The film also stars Vicky Kaushal, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez and Saqib Saleem. 

Salman shared a picture with the entire team on Twitter while taking a dig at producer Ramesh Taurani. He said, "Baki sab toh Theek Hai but look at how hot, cool, sweet, charming & sexy is rameshji looking in this Race 3 ke team pic mein."

While Race 3 is being directed by Remo D'Souza, the first two films in the franchise were helmed by the director duo Abbas-Mustan. According to him, the film is like his biggest race till date. He shared a picture of the clapboard on his Twitter page writing, “The biggest Race of my life begins:) #Race3Begins #Race3.”