Salman Khan's "Sultan" will be released on Eid this year, but speculations regarding the movie's box office collections have already started. A Twitter poll conducted by trade analyst Taran Adarsh asking public if "Sultan" will cross Rs. 300 crore box office collections in India has had a majority of them voting in the affirmative.
Only two Bollywood movies have till date crossed the Rs. 300-crore mark in the domestic market — Aamir Khan's "PK" and more recently Salman's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan." The online poll was conducted as: "Aamir's #PK and Salman's #BajrangiBhaijaan crossed Rs 300 cr [India biz]... Will #Sultan cross Rs 300 cr too? [sic]"
Around 61 percent of the voters have opined that "Sultan" would do business of more than Rs. 300 crore in India, while 23 percent of the voters are doubtful, and 12 percent said there was 50-50 chance, while the remaining four percent opted for "Can't say." The total number of votes was 14,533. "PK" had had lifetime earnings of Rs. 340.8 crore and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" had earned Rs. 320.34 crore at the Indian box office, according to Bollywood Hungama.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Yash Raj Films, "Sultan" is undoubtedly one of the most awaited movies of 2016. The film features Salman along with Anushka Sharma. There has always been high buzz around "Sultan," and it doubled after the trailer of the film was released recently.
The trailer was released on May 24 and has crossed 5 million views on YouTube in just two days. After the huge success of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan," expectations from "Sultan" are very high. Whether "Sultan" turns out to be another of Salman's blockbusters is a matter of time now. Both Salman and Anushka will be seen as wrestlers in the movie. The film also features Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh.