Salman Khan's much-awaited Eid release, Kick, has hit a roadblock as a successful regional movie is posing a threat to the much-hyped movie's box office collection.
The Dabangg star's action thriller, which has created a huge buzz across India and other countries, is facing tough challenge from a regional movie named Lai Bhaari.
Lai Bhaari is enjoying a good run in single screen theatres across the Indian state of Maharashtra and its producers are now refusing to pull their movie from theatres before Kick release, the Times of India reported.
The producers of the movie are even ignoring the fact that Khan did a cameo for Lai Bhaari while Sajid Nadiadwala (director of Kick) wrote the Marathi movie's story.
Ameya Khopkar, who co-produced the movie, is a local political leader, and he is refusing a safe passage for the most awaited movie of the year.
"We will not withdraw from the screens where the film is doing very well. In the theatres where business is okay, we may give them a show or two," Khopkar told TOI.
"Khopkar is adamant that Lai Bhaari will continue to play on the screens where it is bringing in the money. Sajid did not imagine even in his wildest dream that he'd get such stiff competition from Lai Bhaari for Salman's Eid release," a source from Nadiadwala's movie unit told the website.
However, talks are on to resolve the issue for the smooth run of Kick, the most talked about movie of the year.
The Dabangg star's movie is predicted to mint big money at the box office and the recent news may just spoil the plan.
The news also brought lots of disappointment to fans who were waiting eagerly to watch their favourite movie on Eid.
Salman plays a thief named 'Devil' in the action-thriller movie, which also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in important roles. If all goes well, the movie is expected to premiere on Eid this month.