Yesterday, Shah Rukh Khan met up with Rakesh Roshan at his residence probably in a bid to push Kaabil from the January 26, 2016 date which he is eyeing for Raees. The tweet that followed from the actor hinted that a midway may have been found. SRK had written, “Met friend/mentor/family after many a days.Mr. R.Roshan reminded me…it’s not important to do 2 much, it’s important to get 1 right. Thx sir.” But it seems nothing of the sort can avert this clash, even Hrithik Roshan can’t help here. Our trade expert and Editor of Super Cinema Amul Mohan revealed something about Kaabil that might make the shift difficult.
Amul Mohan said, “As far as I know I don’t think Kaabil is going to move from the spot. That’s because they have sold a few territories to distributors. It’s already in place to show the film on a particular date. In an ideal world, Shah Rukh Khan would want a solo release. But I don’t think it will be the case this time. Let’s see what happens. It’s not in the hands of Hrithik Roshan right now. If something can be arranged mutually, it will be beneficial for both the films.”
Mohan is however hopeful that there’s lot of time for release and things can change. “There is a lot of time till January rolls around and lot of things will go up and down till that point.” We hope the makers will decide something and avoid this clash. As has been said repeatedly, India doesn’t have that many screens to host two big releases. Both will eat into each other’s profit and the end, there won’t be a clear winner, especially now when the stakes are higher. But it is very interesting to notice how a film which is still getting shot already got a few territories sold. It means people are expecting big things from Kaabil. Should Raees be concerned?
Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/sorry-shah-rukh-khan-kaabil-may-not-be-able-to-move-from-january-26-2017/