Since a very long time now it was in the news that ‘Raees’, SRK’s upcoming movie would clash with ‘Sultan’, starring Salman Khan at box office. However, things are different now and SRK is in no mood to clash with his buddy and that too on Eid. Now, Shah Rukh has been looking out for a new release date for the movie. He wishes to get the film released on a festive date but hasn’t been successful yet since all are booked in advance.
As per the sources, SRK is planning to postpone the movie to next year i.e. 2017 on 26th of January. However, Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’ is scheduled on that particular day. SRK has just talked about it with Roshans seeking for possible solution. There are hardly any choices left and SRK cannot prolong it further and has to finalize things.
Sources even added that SRK changed his decision to release his movie in July since Varun Dhawan’s movie ‘Dishoom’ is all set for a release that time. Rumors that Shah Rukh is looking for a Christmas release were also on the rise, but Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ has already booked that slot and SRK wants to avoid all clashes. There were even reports in Bollywood that Raees will release on Diwali and will clash with Ajay Devgan starrer ‘Shivaay’, but nothing has been finalized yet.
The possible reasons for such delay could be attributed to the fact that some of his last releases did not do well at the box office adn this probably for the first time in his entire career that this has happened. They certainly lacked the ‘X’ factor. The clash of his ‘Dilwale’ with ‘Bajirao Mastani’ did not do any good and hence, it is been speculated that he does not wish to repeat the same with ‘Raees’. Also, as far as the figures as concerned, his last two movies, Dilwale and Fan, which released a week ago, did not really turn out to be the kind of movie that SRK has been known to do.