'Sultan'
Salman Khan's "Sultan" is expected to make record-smashing box office collection in its opening weekend itself. Pictured: Salman Khan in "Sultan" poster.Salman Khan/ Facebook

Salman Khan's "Sultan" has once again come up as the most-awaited upcoming Bollywood movie of 2016, according to a survey done by Ormax Media based on public opinion. The research organisation conducted a survey, titled Ormax Cinematix, on the biggest upcoming Bollywood films of this year (whose trailers are yet to be released) and has brought out a list of the top five most-anticipated movies of 2016 (as of March 31).

Salman's "Sultan" tops the list, followed by Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees." Both the movies were expected to have a box office clash during Eid but latest reports suggest that release date of "Raees" may be postponed to avoid the conflict. While "Sultan" will present Salman in the role of a wrestler, Shah Rukh will be seen as a cruel bootlegger in "Raees."

Aamir Khan's "Dangal" claimed the third slot in the list of the most-awaited films, while the Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "MS Dhoni — The Untold Story" is fourth in the list, followed by Akshay Kumar's multi-starrer "Housefull 3" in the fifth position.

Ormax Media had conducted a similar survey earlier (Jan. 23, 2016) that had also put "Sultan" on top of the list. "Dangal", which is a biopic on legendary wrestler Mahavir Phogat, was in the second position, followed by "Raees." The position of Akshay's "Housefull 3" remained unchanged in the fifth slot. The biopic on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a new entry in the list, replacing SRK's "Fan," as the trailer of the latter has already been released.

Ormax Cinematix is a survey on the audience's intent to watch an upcoming movie, taking four parameters into consideration — buzz, reach, appeal and interest. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, "Sultan" also features Anushka Sharma. Makers of the sports drama have been teasing fans by releasing different posters from the film. Also, several pictures from the sets of "Sultan" have been leaked on social media.

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