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Shah Rukh Khan's Fan to benefit from multiple holidays

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:12 IST

After commercial entertainers like Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Dilwale, Shah Rukh Khan returns on the silver screen this April with YRF's Fan. SRK will be seen essaying the character of both superstar and a fan in the film, which is said to be an action thriller.

According to him, Fan is not a commercial film and will do well on the basis of word of mouth publicity. It seems YRF has planned the release date keeping in mind the multiple holidays in the first week over and above the regular Sunday.

The film will benefit thanks to a partial holiday on its opening day i.e. 15 April 2016, for Ram Navami. The Maneesh Sharma directorial will also get a boost with a partial holiday for Mahavir Jayanti in some parts of India on 19 April, 2016.

With a good word of mouth, Fan can make the most out of the two holidays. The film is a song-less thriller and revolves around a tiff between a superstar and a fan. Sources reveal,

"Fan is a tiff between Aryan and Gaurav. The battle gets intense with every passing minute. It is somewhat on the lines of Darr wherein Gaurav eventually might get all the public sympathy. People will find it tough to decide whose side they are on."

PS: It won't be a bad idea to release the film on 14 April 2016, as it will be a holiday in the southern part of the country due to Pongal and a holiday will be observed in other parts because it is also Ambedkar Jayanti.

First published: 8 January 2016, 12:35 IST
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Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.