Both films, Sultan of Salman Khan and Raees of Shah Rukh Khan will clash on the same day, Eid on the Box office.
Farhan Akhtar, the producer of Raees confirmed that both the films will be released on the same date.
Both actors are superstars, the films are big budget entertainers with strong storylines and releasing on the same day would only serve to divide audiences and screens. As such, a situation like this would cut into each other’s profits and one would expect either of the two to back down and avoid the confrontation.
But it’s not going to happen. Ask Farhan Akhtar (he’s producing Raees) if it’s a wise decision to release a SRK film alongside a Salman flick and he murmurs, “That has happened in the past when there have been two big releases on the same day and both of them have done well. So this depends on the audience. We leave it to them to decide. The fact is when you make a film and you want to release it on a certain date, you have the right to.”