Even the production house will have a say right?
As of now, main thing is for him to sign this gem. Second thing is to make sure none of his previous directors returning to direct the remake.
Release date, well it depends, Prithviraj a solo venture, 250cr - 300cr up for grab. Why let it go solo? Housefull 4 released alongside smaller films Saand Ki Aankh & Made in China. Right now, Kangana Ranaut's Dhaakad is there this Diwali.
Diwali 2018 solo release hurt YRF's reputation too. Although they're back with War. And Dharma Productions are down currently. Except 2013, 2014 & 2015, Diwali period had multiple releases. Do, why let go off this slot for a solo release to the one star who is all set to become no.1? I mean EID solo is not happening & he is made to shift the X-Mas release.
Dussehra date is fine by the way. Like I said, priority is Salman Khan signing this gem's remake. Rest will fall in place. Afterall it's a film with no songs, no heroine.. All the more reason for Salman to go unconventional.