Rakesh Roshan: Whatever dates we are taking, they are following us

Few days ago, the makers of Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam-starrer ‘Kaabil’ had announced that they will be releasing their film on January 25, 2017. The movie was earlier going to release on January 26, 2017 and was going to clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’. However, now the makers of ‘Raees’ have also decided to release their film on January 25. While the clash was a bit averted, now it will happen once again.

Talking about changing their release date and ‘Raees’ too coming on the same day, Rakesh Roshan said, “I didn’t know about their date. My distributors said we should come out on January 25 from the evening shows. I didn’t know the ‘Raees’ team also planned to change their date.”

“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. I decided to remove ‘Krrish 4’ also from Christmas 2018 because I saw SRK’s film is coming that day. I could have easily released my film with ‘Befikre’ or even with ‘Dangal’ if I had to clash. But when I announced the film in February, I saw a clean window in January and hence I picked the date. I can’t get into this new groove of things because I don’t understand it,” he added.

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Reportedly, the SRK-starrer will be releasing on January 25 right from the morning shows. So, when Rakesh Roshan was asked if he will also release his film right from the morning shows, he said, “It’s a full-fledged release on January 25 and not just paid previews. Now that the other film is following my release date, it’s up to my distributors to take a call – whether to release from 6 pm or right from the morning shows.”

On a lighter note, the actor-cum-director also said that he is happy people are following him. He said, “I am happy that people are following my experience & business acumen.”

Well, now that both ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Raees’ will be releasing January 25, we wonder what more twists will this clash bring?