Angry Rakesh Roshan takes potshots at Shahrukh Khan
The consequence of ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ clash was inevitable. The audience got divided, screens got divided and it was a loss for both sides. In the past, Shahrukh Khan and Rakesh Roshan had several meeting but they failed to find ways to avoid ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ clash and finally ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ released on the same date, 25th January.
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is an angry man today. He is highly miffed with the outcome of ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ clash. While the distributors and exhibitors promised a 50-50 screens sharing to him but it turned out to be all different. Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Raees’ got more screens compared to Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starrer ‘Kaabil’,
In an interview, the filmmaker vented his anger and highly slammed the industry, "I thought this industry will get mature day by day with all the corporate coming in. But it is getting dirtier and dirtier and we are going backwards. I have told them to avoid such clashes because it’s not good and ethical for the film. The producers are losing, distributors are losing, exhibitors are losing, audience is losing, who has so much money to go and watch two films? You are depriving so many people of so many things. Only way to go about it is by going 50-50. So that others when they come with such clashes they will think twice."
He also vented his anger on King Khan. "Everything is getting dirty and unethical. No professionalism, no friendship, it’s (Bollywood) not a close knit family at all. It was in my time. Jeetendra, me and Rishi Kapoor are best of friends even today. That was the industry we were working in. Now just shaking hands that also we don’t know what they mean. Putting up a smile and kissing each other’s cheeks in front of the media. That’s not friendship."Although Rakeshji abstained from naming anyone.