The clash between Raees and Kaabil got few ugly turns in the last couple of weeks. When the film released on Wednesday, Raees got 60% of the screens as compared to Kaabil. The producer Rakesh Roshan was furious when the distributors favoured Raees.
He accused team Raees of foul play and he also threatened to quit filmmaking if this trend continued. “We are shocked, disappointed and terribly hurt! I had not expected this. That’s very hurtful to me and I feel betrayed because after talking to them they did this. With these clashes we have to avoid unfair play. Every producer feels my film is the best where he is concerned and where two films are coming if we avoid this and make both films 50-50 screens then it’s better for the film industry.”
He also said, “This way I am straightaway losing 150 crore! Everybody from the producer, distributor, exhibitor and audience lose as they don’t have so much money to spend on two films. It’s not lose-lose situation for all.”
Now Shah Rukh Khan in an interview to a video channel said, “I always keep my friendship and business separate and I feel It should be like that. They are my friends and I wished Hrithik and team Kaabil all the best. I hope their film does amazing business.”
When asked react to the claims made by Rakesh Roshan, he said “If my dad would have been alive, I would have made him talk to Rakesh ji. But I don’t have my dad with me now.”