Sultan
"Sultan" still featuring Salman Khan and Anushka SharmaTwitter/AliAbbasZafar

The romantic-action drama "Sultan" will be a treat to Salman Khan's fans, as they will be able to see him on-screen for a longer duration. Apparently, the run time of "Sultan" is longer than his last Eid release "Bajrangi Bhaijaan."

Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial "Sultan" is one of Salman's longest films with a run time of 2 hours and 50 minutes. However, the director is confident that the length of the film will not be a matter of concern.

"Not for a minute would the audience feel it is watching a lengthy film," DNA quoted the director as saying.

Salman's last year release "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo," directed by Sooraj Barjatya, also has the same run time. The family drama would have been the longest film in Salman's career if the director had not chopped off 30-minutes of the footages to make the film 2 hours 50 minutes long.

Another film with a longer run time was his Eid release "Bajrangi Bhaijaan." The run time of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was 2 hours 43 minutes. However, the run time never became an issue for the makers at the box office. In fact, both the films turned out to be the huge blockbusters of 2016 at the box office and now "Sultan" is expected to break their records.

Meanwhile, Salman's father Salim Khan has watched the film in a special screening. Salim praising his son said that "Sultan" is one of the most gripping films of Salman.

When "Sultan" director was asked about the same, he said the appreciation coming from Salman's father matters a lot.

"What Salim saab said after seeing the film, gave me immense confidence. He said, "You've been able put more on the screen more than you put on paper (in the screenplay).' Coming from a writer of his stature, that was an immense boost for my self-confidence," he told DNA.

"Sultan," starring Salman and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles, is slated to be released on July 6. The film, produced by Yash Raj Films, also features Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.

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