A lot is being written and said about Krrish 4 being released on the same day as Shah Rukh Khan's as-yet-untitled film with Aanand L Rai, which is 21 December, 2018.
Producer-director Rakesh Roshan has given one of the most sorted answers that will hopefully put an end to the confusion. Rakesh said he wasn't aware that SRK's film was getting released on the date he locked for the fourth instalment of his superhero franchise, which is why now he will reschedule it. "It is unethical for me to release my film on this date as Shah Rukh has already announced his movie," the Times of India quoted him as saying.
Rakesh said he never messes with his release dates. Even when Hrithik Roshan was making his debut with Kaho Naa..Pyaar Hai, the filmmaker was asked to move his film to another date as there were two big-ticket releases lined up around the time. But he didn't budge.
Talking about the impending Kaabil-Raees clash on 26 January, 2017, Rakesh said that he had announced the date first, so there is no chance that Kaabil will be moved.
"I don't know what they will eventually decide. We're here to make films, not create controversies. As far as Shah Rukh is concerned, he's like a younger brother to me. I gave him a break in 'King Uncle', and then worked with him in Karan Arjun and Koyla," Rakesh elaborated.
Both Raees and Kaabil are crucial for SRK and Hrithik's careers and it will be wise if one of the two shift to another date.
Shah Rukh's Dilwale worked at the box office, but it lost out to the Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone's Bajirao Mastani. A few months later, he struck back with Fan. Although the audience and critics couldn't stop praising the superstar's stellar performance in the film, Fan failed to shine at the ticket window.
Hrithik's Bang Bang banked impressive money, but wasn't labelled a box office hit, which is why a lot was riding on Mohenjo Daro. Unfortunately, the period film was overshadowed by Akshay Kumar's Rustom at the box office.