While movie buffs in India are eagerly waiting for Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" to be released on 17 July, his fans across the borders may have to wait a tad longer.
The buzz is that "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is likely to be released a week after Eid celebrations in Pakistan, in order to avoid clashing with two big budget Pakistani films - "Wrong No." and "Bin Roye".
"Salman has a huge fan following there, so there is an apprehension that his film might eat into the business of their Eid releases, Wrong No. and Bin Roye. It is highly unlikely that 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' will release along with them on that day," a source told Mid Day.
At the same time, reports have also been doing the rounds that the film's release date in Pakistan has not been confirmed as the makers of the film are yet to get certification from Pakistan censor board.
"Certification is a cumbersome process and so, films are generally shown to a foreign censor board about two weeks prior to release. However, in Bajrangi Bhaijaan's case, it has not been screened yet," added an insider.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is based on the love story of Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi (played by Salman), who falls in love with a Muslim woman Rasika (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan). The story also has a young girl who loses her way on the India-Pakistan border and is reunited with her family in Pakistan with the efforts of the "Kick" star.