Shah Rukh Khan
Pictured: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan speaks during an interview with Reuters at Madame Tussauds in London, Britain April 13, 2016.Reuters/ Hannah McKay

Shah Rukh Khan made a promise on this 50th birthday that he will work on and release three of his films each year. Unfortunately, with "Raees" being pushed to 2017, he couldn't keep his word this year.

However, the superstar has exactly three films expected to arrive in theatres in 2017. The makers of "Raees" are gearing up for a colossal clash with Hrithik Roshan's "Kaabil" on Jan.26, 2017. Imtiaz Ali is eyeing an Independence Day weekend release for his tentatively-titled film "The Ring" and Aanand L Rai's romantic-drama with SRK in the lead may open on Christmas 2017, DNA reported.

"'Raees' releases on Republic Day next year. 'The Ring' is expected to have a mid-2017 release. The makers are planning to release it right after the IPL next year. As for Aanand's film where he plays a dwarf, SRK and team are looking at two dates: Diwali and Christmas. However, in all probability, Rai's film will release on Christmas, as Aamir Khan has not booked that date yet, making it three releases, as promised," the daily quoted a source as saying.

What's the status on Shah Rukh's upcoming releases?

He's working with three news directors this time — Rahul Dholakia, Imtiaz and Aanand — which makes SRK's upcoming films more interesting than the previous ones.

"Raees" has been completed, but SRK said he needs to re-work on a few action sequences as he had shot them while on an injury and the scenes haven't turned out the way he would have liked it to. The first leg of "The Ring" has begun in Prague. The romantic-drama will see Shah Rukh essay a Punjabi tourist guide and Anushka Sharma as a Gujarati girl.

Aanand's film with the "Fan" actor rolls this December. "We start shooting the film in December. I will announce the actress in a months time," the filmmaker said.

In other news, this year he will be seen in Gauri Shinde's "Dear Zindagi," which is out on Nov. 25.

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