Salman Khan’s ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ set for name change?
Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming venture together, ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is likely set for a name change.
A source was cited in Box Office Worldwide saying, “They want to change the title from Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali and rename it. They are contemplating on several titles and a new one will be locked very soon. The real reason to change the title is to avoid any sort of controversy around the film’s release. Both Salman and Sajid respect all religions, however, didn’t want anyone to misconstrue their title Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali as something that makes fun of two festivals. Hence, the hunt is now on for a fresh title.”
The film directed by Farhad Samji, also stars Pooja Hegde, Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal. Reports say that the film is inspired by Khan’s own family. The source added, “His father is Muslim. His mother is Hindu. Helen Aunty is a Catholic. Salman’s family is a living example of communal amity. The film’s plot will be similar. It will portray the ups and downs in a family which celebrates both Eid and Diwali with equal fervour. It will be Salman’s homage to the enduring spirit of oneness and brotherhood, a counterpoint to the currently vitiated atmosphere in the country. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will take the cinematic experience back to the days of films like Yash Chopra’s Dharmputra and Dhool Ka Phool. It addresses the issue of Hindu-Muslim amity.