Shahrukh, Salman ends clash; Raees to be released with ‘Kaabil’

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WEB DESK: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees” has been pushed to 2017, avoiding a release with Salman Khan’s “Sultan”. The Rahul Dholakia-directed film, which was scheduled to release alongside “Sultan” this Eid, will now release on January 26, 2017.

“It was not an easy decision to move the film. Weunderstand that ‘Raees’ is highly anticipated. However, a film of such magnitude requires the appropriate showcasing and therefore, we have decided to shift our release date to 26th January, 2017,” the producers said in a statement.

Shah Rukh had earlier hinted in an interview with PTI that he would want to avoid the box-office clash with good friend Salman.

“Sultan”, where the “Dangangg” star plays a Haryanvi wrestler, will now enjoy a solo release this Eid, which has in the past seen Salman deliver many blockbusters like “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Kick” among others.

Interestingly, the Republic Day weekend of 2017 is already booked with Ajay Devgn starrer “Baadshaho” and Hrithik Roshan’s “Kaabil”.

Hrithik’s ‘Kaabil‘ and Shah Rukh’s ‘Raees’, both are slated to release on January 26, 2017.

With inputs from The Indian Express