Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees" and Salman Khan's "Sultan" have been making headlines for their impending clash at the box office during Eid this year. However, there were reports that the "Dilwale" actor may change the release date of "Raees," but producer Ritesh Sidhwani recently said that "Raees" is scheduled to be released as planned.
"We are scheduled to release the film as planned. We have finished shooting most of the movie. Right now, we are working on the parts that were left, including a few action sequences that couldn't be shot earlier due to Shah Rukh's knee surgery," he said in a statement.
"Everyone talks about their deadlines, but there are five months left for Eid. So, you don't know what will happen. As of now, we're scheduled to release our film on that day," he added. He has also clarified the news on Twitter. "Some people spreading Rumours about #Raees release being moved.. Like I said RUMOURS," he tweeted.
Shah Rukh has already stolen hearts in his never-seen-before look in this film. He has shed his lover boy image to become a bad man, Miyanbhai, who is obsessed with nothing but success. The first-look poster showed SRK in a bearded look, wearing spectacles and giving an intense look.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the story of "Raees" is set in the 1980s in Gujarat. It revolves around a local don who came in prominence due to his illegal alcohol trade in the state. Produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment, "Raees" stars SRK and Mahira Khan in lead roles.
Recently, the first song of SRK's film "Fan" has been released. He will be seen playing two characters in this film – one as superstar Aryan Khanna and other as his biggest fan Gaurav. The song "Jabra Fan" is the only song in the film, which is trending as the "Fan Anthem."