Both Kaabil and Raees were set to clash at the box office on 26 January 2017. But there has been some interesting twists in the story and the clash is still on.
First Rakesh Roshan announced that Kaabil will be releasing on January 25, 2017, and not on Republic Day. Today, on the trailer release of Raees, SRK also decided to prepne film on January 25 itself.
At the trailer launch, SRK was asked about the preponement of the film. To which he stated, "That's the discussion between the producers of both the film ended, when it was decided that the movie will be releasing on January 26. We had decided long back with our exhibitors and distributors that we will come in regular shows. As far as I know, Kaabil will be releasing in the evening, and we will be coming in regular shows on Wednesday."
He further said, "It is a logical decision as it is a holiday next day we can have the advantage of people coming and watching the film."