Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger to release on Eid 2012

Salman Khan's recent smash hits like Wanted, Dabanng, Ready and Bodyguard have prompted Bollywood's biggest production house, Yash Raj Films, to reconsider the release date of their Salman and Katrina Kaif starrer, Ek Tha Tiger.

Salman's Eid releases in the past have always been super hits and Ek Tha Tiger may just join that club too. Raju Shelar/Firstpost

The film was scheduled to release on 1 June 2012, but now the romantic thriller will release on Eid 2012. Salman's Eid releases in the past have always been super hits and Ek Tha Tiger may just join that club too.

Another reason for the change in date was that Aamir Khan wanted to release his next film, Dhuan, directed by Reema Kagti on 1 June, and he requested Salman and Aditya Chopra to shift Ek Tha Tiger to another date. Since Salman and Aditya share a close relationship with Aamir, they obliged him by shifting their film.

Ek Tha Tiger is directed by Kabir Khan who has directed Kabul Express and New York earlier on. The film is currently shooting in Dublin and will moves on to Turkey for its next schedule.