The titanic clamorous clash between two purported blockbusters seems inevitable again. The Ritesh Sidhwani-Farhan Akhtar produced Rahul Dhalokia-directed Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees will release on 26th January along with Rakesh Roshan-produced Sanjay Gupta-directed Hrithik starrer Kaabil.
It was hoped and even speculated that the Raees producers “would see some sense” and pull out in time since Rakesh Roshan had announced his film first.
But Farhan sees no sense on holding back Raees any longer. Farhan protests, “Please don’t call it a clash. We are not here to compete with Rakesh Uncle and Hrithik’s film. There are just so many Fridays in a year. Then there are those weeks like the Shraddh or pre-Diwali and pre-Eid when one can’t release one’s film. So where does one go?”
Farhan sees the clash as unavoidable but not damaging. “Quite recently Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale were released on the same day. They both did well. I’d wish and pray that our film Raees and the Roshans’ Kaabil would both do well.”
So no collision drama? Farhan chuckles, “I am the last person to wish ill for anyone’s film. So those who are hoping to get clash quotes on the ‘may-the-best-film-win’ topic may please look elsewhere. Roshan Uncle and Hrithik are family. I want their film to do just as well, if not better than ours.”
Source: Bollywood Masala original article at “We will release Raees on January 26” – Farhan Akhtar