Raees v/s Kaabil: Shahrukh pays mid-night visit to Roshan

Shahrukh Khan pays a mid-night visit to Rakesh Roshan with his ‘Raees’ producer Ritesh Sidhwani and the trio had a long discussion on the release date of ‘Raees’ and Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Kaabil’. Both ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ is set to clash at the box-office on 26 January 2016 and this has become a matter of concern for Shahrukh Khan and his team.

In the past, Shahrukh Khan has faced the consequence of two biggies clashing at the box-office. The superstar had to incur huge loss when his film ‘Dilwale’ clashed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. He now does not want the disaster to get repeated and so he along with his producer met Rakesh Roshan.

After meeting Roshan, King Khan posted, "Met friend/mentor/family after many a days.Mr. R.Roshan reminded me…it’s not important to do 2 much, it’s important to get 1 right. Thx sir."

At an event held recently, Shah Rukh had said, “We have spoken to Hrithik and also Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar (producers of Raees). That was a month ago, but I guess now we can do some adjustments. Rakeshji (Kaabil producer Rakesh Roshan) and Ritesh and Farhan will be meeting again. We are trying to figure things out, so we don’t have a clash.”

Explaining his reasons further, SRK had said, “I think a big film should release in 3,500-4,000 theatres. When two big films release, we don’t get the magnitude of theatrical release we want. Till the time we don’t have 8,000-10,000 theatres, no two big films can come. Raees is nearly ready, we are only left to shoot that last shot.”

However, things took an interesting turn when next day director Sanjay Gupta took to Twitter handle to rubbish the rumour. He wrote, "Dear All
KAABIL releases on Jan 26, 2017. Absolutely no change in date. Hope this clears all unnecessary rumours. Warm regards."