Salman Khan's "Sultan" will reportedly release on July 6 this year but YRF said that the exact date is not confirmed yet. Pictured: Salman Khan on "Sultan" poster.Twitter

The release date of Salman Khan's much awaited movie "Sultan" has reportedly been confirmed. "Sultan" will release on July 6, 2016, that happens to be Eid, and will enjoy a five-day long weekend, according to Koimoi. However, sources in Yash Raj Films said that the exact release date has not been finalised yet.

Makers of the movie had announced that "Sultan" will hit the screens on Eid, but the exact date of its release was not confirmed. Eid 2016, a two-day festival, apparently falls on July 6 that happens to be Wednesday and hence Salman's sports drama will cash on the five-day weekend, from Wednesday to Sunday, according to the report.

However, when International Business Times, India contacted Yash Raj Films, it was learned that the exact release date of "Sultan" is still not confirmed. Priyanka Khatri from YRF's PR and communications team told IB Times, India that the film will release on Eid this year, however, the exact date is yet to be announced.

The film was supposed to clash with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Raees," but makers of the latter have reportedly postponed its release to Dilwali this year. Hence, "Sultan" will reportedly have a solo release and is likely to storm the box office. Produced by YRF, "Sultan" has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, "Sultan" will present Salman as a wrestler from Haryana. The film also features Anushka Sharma as a female wrestler and Salman's love interest. Reports suggest the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor will be seen playing father of a little girl in the film. First teaser of the movie was released some time ago and it had received positive response from audience.

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