Recently Rakesh Roshan announced that he will be making Krrish 4 next year and will be releasing the film on Christmas 2018. Interestingly Shahrukh Khan is releasing his film with Aanand L. Rai on the same time. This will result in the second clash between SRK and Hrithik Roshan after Raees and Kaabil.
However, Rakesh Roshan has confirmed that there will be no clash. When a popular daily asked Roshan about it, he revealed that he had no idea about the clash. He said, “It is unethical for me to release my film on this date as Shah Rukh has already announced his movie.”
On the other hand, he is determined of releasing Kaabil on the date he had announced. Talking about it, he stated, “I had announced the date for Kaabil earlier. If they are coming on the same date, then I can’t do anything about it. I don’t know what they will eventually decide. We’re here to make films, not create controversies. As far as Shah Rukh is concerned, he’s like a younger brother to me. I gave him a break in King Uncle, and then worked with him in Karan Arjun and Koyla.”
The filmmaker was further asked whether he would shift the dates if SRK requests. To which he said, “I don’t move my release date, if I have announced it first. When Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was releasing on January 14, 2000, Aamir Khan’s Mela was coming on January 7, Shah Rukh’s Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani on January 21 and Anil Kapoor’s Pukar on February 4. Some distributors suggested I move my film as Hrithik was a newcomer. They left the film because I didn’t change my release date.”
Was this a hidden message asking Shah Rukh to step back from clashing with Kaabil? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.