A big box office clash might be averted next year. For the film industry, the year 2017 was expected to start with a clash of three big movies "Raees," "Kaabil" and "Baadshaho," but Shah Rukh Khan has hinted that the films will not lock horns at the box office.
On July 7, there were reports that the release date of Ajay Devgn's "Baadshaho" has been pushed to May and on the same day, Shah Rukh in a press conference said that Hrithik Roshan's "Kaabil" and his "Raees" will also not clash.
"Baadshaho," which was earlier scheduled for Jan. 26, 2017 release along with "Raees" and "Kaabil," will now release on May 12. Producer Bhushan Kumar and director Milan Luthria have agreed to change the release date after producers of the two films requested the "Baadshaho" makers.
"I've been told that Ritesh Sidhwani and Rakesh Roshan, producers of the other films, called Bhushan requesting him to move the release date. We discussed it and decided to shift to May 12 to accommodate their request," Milan told Mumbai Mirror.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh in a press conference opened up about the change in the release date of "Raees." He told reporters that "Raees" shooting was not complete due to his injuries, which was one of the reasons why the movie was not released with Salman Khan's "Sultan" this Eid. Later, the makers of "Raees" were not able to finalise a release date, as most of the dates were occupied by big films.
"We chose Jan. 26, 2017 as the release date. We have discussed with Hrithik for "Kaabil," as they have just started shooting for the film. Riteish (Sidhwani), Farhan (Akhtar) are meeting Hrithik and Rakeshji (Roshan) on 11th or 12th this month. Then they will finalise on what's to be done," he told reporters.
Watch the video of Shah Rukh's press conference below: