After the triumph of Tiger Zinda Hai, it seems that Salman Khan has understood the potential of the box office sequels. The actor had already said after the bitter failure of Tubelight that he did not want to take any risks anymore. He would offer his fans what they expect of him. In other words, expect from him an even more predictable and linear career than it already was, consisting of remakes and sequels. We knew that he reserved Race 3 for Eid 2018 and Bharat (a remake) for Eid 2019.
But all that does not seem to be enough since Salman Khan will be entitled to two major releases next year. Kick released in 2014 would be entitled to a sequel. Recall that the first opus was the first film of Salman to earn 200 crores. Nadiadwala should logically come back behind the camera for Kick 2. The release is announced for Christmas 2019. Only the names of the two men appeared on the poster announcing the project. But if it is indeed a direct result one can think without much doubt that Jacqueline Fernandez will also resume her role.
If this news will delight the hardcore fans of the star, we can still ask several questions. First of all, what is the need for a sequel when the first opus was already barely decent in terms of quality. Nawazuddin Siddiqui largely contributed to saving the film. The multiplication of sequels in the career of the actor (many are also waiting for the confirmation of a Dabangg 3) could also intensify a little more lack of creativity in his projects.
And finally, after 2015 it's the second time Salman Khan has booked two of the three major holidays of the year. By monopolizing Eid and Christmas, the actor wants to fly over the box office and extend his domination. But at the time when Padmaavat is about to prove to us that it is possible for the new generation to earn 250 crores without a big holiday, the question of the supremacy of Khans can arise. Of course, the three Khans are legends of Indian box office that no one can forget.
But is it not definitely time to see the younger generation fight for these big dates? Would an ambitious clash with Salman Khan not underline that he is not so untouchable as that? The industry enjoys a certain amount of healthy competition but unilateral domination is never good.