The latest clash between Raees and Kaabil is taking ugly turns with time. Shahrukh Khan announced today that Raees will have a regular release on January 25, 2017. Kaabil had already been preponed to January 25 with 6 PM shows.
In the latest interview with Faridoon Shahryar, he spoke about the clash. “My distributors will decide to come in evening or morning shows. It’s their investment and not mine.” When asked about Raees being preponed, he said, “Fine. Nothing wrong in it. It’s not my date, it’s anybody’s date. Anybody can come. So, I’ve nothing to say on this. I’m doing whatever I’ve planned and I’m doing it from last one year. And I’m going methodically with all my strategies.”
“Both are jumping into fire, not in water. In water, you can survive, in fire nobody will survive. It just remains to be seen who will get burnt more. Both are good films, both are looking good. I know about myself but I heard even Raees is a very well made film. Coming together is jumping into a well of fire. So they’re intelligent people they must be having something up their sleeve which I have no idea. What with my experience personally as a producer and director is you can tell a blind man that there’s a well in front of you, don’t go, he’ll divert. Open eyes se you see there’s a well, then there’s no answer.”
“Sultan has done Rs. 300, Dangal is coming now. It will do more than Rs. 250-300 (crores). After that we are coming and if we stay below Rs. 200, no achievement in that.” He was also asked about the possibility of this clash being averted? “No idea, I have no idea. I’m not postponing or preponing anything because I’ve planned all my strategies in line and I never postpone or prepone my dates because once I did for King Uncle and that film didn’t work so I was a little superstitious.
So when I was coming with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, January 7 was Mela of Aamir Khan, 14th was Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai then 21st was Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani of Shah Rukh Khan and 29th was Pukar of Anil Kapoor. I didn’t shift. 2-3 distributors left the film but God was kind. Whatever is written in my fate I’ll get, nobody can snatch it and nobody can give me more.
Via Bollywood Hungama