The makers of Raees are struggling to find an appropriate release date. Earlier the film was scheduled to release on Eid 2016 clashing with Sultan. After avoiding a clash, the team of Raees announced that the film would now release on Republic Day next year. However, this has now turned out to be a hasty decision as Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil too will release on the same date.
SRK has had to step up negotiations and on Monday night, the actor and the film’s producer Ritesh Sidhwani met Rakesh Roshan for an another long round of negotiations. Raees director Rahul Dholakia was apparently left out of the meeting as his rant on Twitter didn’t go down well with Sr Roshan.
A source revealed, “It was around midnight when the two entered Rakesh’s house and the conversation lasted for several hours. It was also rare for Sr Roshan to stay up so late in the night as he is in the habit of going to bed early. Both the parties discussed how the films would eat into each other’s business if they come out on the same day.”
However the Kaabil team, seems in no mood to back down . A source revealed, “Rakesh inquired about SRK’s health and they spoke at length about other movies as well. In fact, SRK was quite inspired by some of the life-lessons that Rakesh gave him over the meeting. Ritesh, as a producer, stuck only to the matter at hand, hoping for an amicable solution to the release date clash. While he made a request to Rakesh to shift his release date, the latter refused to budge.”