In the tussle between Raees and Kaabil, it looks like the latter will blink first. Not too long after the makers of Raees had announced earlier this year that they intended to release the movie on January 26, 2017, the makers of Kaabil too had announced their arrival by launching the first look of their film. It now looks like Rakesh Roshan is in two minds about releasing Kaabil against Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.
It was learned that in order to avoid any ill will, SRK had apparently met Hrithik to discuss if Kaabil’s release date could be shifted to make way for Raees. However, Hrithik informed him that it was his father Rakesh, and director, Sanjay Gupta’s call. Later, SRK called Rakesh with the same request, but the filmmaker flat out refused to shift the release date, as it had already been announced much earlier.
Latest we hear now is that after the debacle of Hrithik’s last outing, Mohenjo Daro, which clashed with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom last month, Rakesh is reconsidering a spar with Raees. A source close to the producer confirmed the news and said, “Rakesh is planning to shift the release date of Kaabil now.”
However, when contacted, Sanjay denied the news and said, “Absolutely no change whatsoever. Kaabil releases on January 26, 2017.”...