While movie buffs have their hands full with 2 promising films starring Bollywood superstars releasing this week – the makers of Kaabil and Raees are reportedly at loggerheads. Although the main leads, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan wished the best for each other, things don’t look very good as of now.
Kaabil‘s director Sanjay Gupta and producer Rakesh Roshan have reportedly cried foul as the distributors have given them 60-40 screens (60 for Raees and 40 for Kaabil) against the 50-50 ratio initially promised to them. According to a report in DNA, the exhibitors may have done this as they were promised Bahubaali 2 if they gave more screens to the SRK starrer.
Rakesh Roshan spoke to DNA about the alleged bias and said:
I wont comment upon any other film as that’s not my territory. I will only talk about my film Kaabil. We are shocked, disappointed and terribly hurt! I had not expected this. I spoke to all my concerned exhibitors last week, showed them one hour of the film and requested them that we should go 50-50 screens and they agreed. All over the world from Dubai, UK, Australia and New Zealand they have given us 50-50 screens except in our industry. That’s very hurtful to me and I feel betrayed because after talking to them, they did this. With these clashes, we have to avoid unfair play. Every producer feels my film is the best where he is concerned and where two films are coming if we avoid this and make both films 50-50 screens then it’s better for the film industry.”
Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/01/25/maker-kaabil-accusing-team-raees-foul-play/