Back in February Rakesh Roshan had declared the discharge date of his next creation wander Kaabil that is coordinated by Sanjay Gupta including Hrithik Roshan and Yaami Gautam in lead parts. Sliced to not long ago, and Ritesh Sidhwani reports that the Excel Entertainment film Raees highlighting Shah Rukh Khan, will likewise discharge around the same time as Kaabil, January 26, 2017.
With both films scheduled to hit screens together, obviously the overall box office collections of each will be affected to some extent. So was there a meeting held between the makers of each film, Kaabil and Raees, to arrive at an understanding that would enable to each of the releases to maximize their box office earnings? Or did the makers of Raees, that was initially scheduled to release alongside the Salman Khan – Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan, opt for a release date that coincided with a public holiday. Commenting on the same, a well-placed insider source who was a part of the same meeting states, “Ritesh and Shah Rukh Khan did in fact meet Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan individually, however they did not directly request for a change in the release date of Kaabil. Post this meeting an announcement was made that Raees would release on the same day”.
Says the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, “The Roshans were the first to announce the release date of Kaabil, ethically and morally the date is theirs. Excel and SRK could easily have opted for another day to release Raees, in fact apart from January 26 there are a couple of other holidays as well when Raees could release. But they have acted unethically by opting to release on the same day………..
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