Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor
Salman Khan's "Tiger Zinda Hai" is likely to clash with "Padmavati" and Sanjay Dutt biopic in 2017. Pictured: Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir KapoorVarinder Chawla

Salman Khan's movie "Tiger Zinda Hai" will apparently have a box office clash with not just one film, but two big-budget potential blockbusters. The biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's controversial life starring Ranbir Kapoor, and "Padmavati" featuring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are also tentatively scheduled to be released on Christmas next year.

As soon as Yash Raj Films announced the release date of "Tiger Zinda Hai," fans of Salman became super excited about the project as it will bring the superstar and Katrina Kaif back on the screen together. Also, rumours have been doing the rounds suggesting that Salman will be seen as a 70-year-old man in the film.

"Christmas 2017... new battle date... #TigerZindaHai and tentatively #SanjayDuttBiopic & #Padmavati were planned as well... lets see...now !! [sic]," tweeted trade analyst Girish Johar.

"Tiger Zinda Hai" will be a sequel of "Ek Tha Tiger," a 2012 romantic thriller film directed by Kabir Khan. It also featured Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth and Gavie Chahal in supporting roles.

While "Tiger Zinda Hai" undoubtedly will be one of the most awaited flicks of 2017, hype around Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" and Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic is also not less.

After the success of "Bajirao Mastani," Bhansali, Deepika and Ranveer have reportedly teamed up for "Padmavati." Reports suggest that Shahid Kapoor is also a part of the project.

On the other side, biopic on Sanjay is also much anticipated as it will showcase the controversial and difficult life of the actor. Ranbir will be seen portraying the real-life character. If all the three movies release around the same time of Christmas, it will be one of the biggest box office clashes of all time.

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