Shah Rukh Khan and Ritesh Sidhwani
Shah Rukh Khan and Ritesh SidhwaniVarinder Chawla

Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees" and Hrithik Roshan starrer "Kaabil" are slated to be released on the same date. However, it appears that SRK is not comfortable with the big clash and has been trying to avoid the situation.

Shah Rukh is said to have recently met Hrithik's father Rakesh Roshan to discuss the clash between "Raees" and "Kaabil." Rakesh happens to be the producer of "Kaabil."

SRK and "Raees" co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani headed to Rakesh's residence, where the three had a two-hour meeting, apparently to chalk out a plan to avert the box office face-off, according to SpotboyE.

Although the result of the meeting is not yet known, the report said that the two films are not likely to be released on the same date now as Shah Rukh shares a good equation with Rakesh.

Both "Raees" and "Kaabil" are expected to hit the screens on Jan. 26, 2017.

However, this is not the first time that the "Dilwale" actor had met with the producer of "Kaabil" to discuss the issue.

"We spoke to them a month back as they were just starting so we can do some adjustments. Rakesh Roshan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar will be meeting again. We are figuring it out so that we don't clash," Gulf News had earlier quoted SRK as saying. 

When Hrithik was asked to comment on the expected box office battle between his film and the SRK-starrer, the actor preferred to make a safe remark. "Yes, we spoke and said we are actors and we should leave it to the producers to decide," Bollywoodlife had quoted Hrithik as saying.