Along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil will also hit the screens on January 25, 2017, a day before the Republic Day. They were earlier scheduled for January 26 release.
Speaking about the clash, SRK said, “We decided this long time back. We made the decision as soon as we came to know that both the films are coming together. Therefore, we took the decision to release the film a day before.”
“Kaabil is coming in evening shows and we are coming on regular shows. It’s a logical decision as 26th is a holiday. So, why not take an advantage of that?”
Rakesh Roshan’s media statement read, “Whatever dates we are taking, they are following us. I would have never done the same. I belong to an old school of filmmaking and I have given 50 years of my life to the industry. I would never release my film on a day when another filmmaker has already announced their film.”