With the Hrithik Roshan starrer Raees inveigling itself into the prized release date(January 26) of Rakesh Roshan-Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil the stage is set for a potentially ruinous clash at the boxoffice on Republic Day.
Apparently the leading man of Kaabil Hrithik Roshan who is a childhood buddy of Farhan Akhtar the co-producer of Raees, has sent out feelers to Farhan for an amicable settlement to the deadlock.
Says a source clued in to the development, “Hrithik and Farhan go back a long way. They are childhood friends. In fact when Farhan turned director with Dil Chahta Hai Hrithik was his first choice for the cast. They later worked together in Lakshya. This clash is not what either of them would want.”
A meeting between the two friends is on the cards. But the problem is, neither of the two parties are willing to back out.
When contacted Kaabil producer Rakesh Roshan said, “Kaabil is releasing on 26 January, 2017. I had planned the release in February this year. Which is almost a year in advance.”
Raees director Rahul Dholakia seems resigned to a clash. Says Rahul, “It’s the producers’ call. I am with them in whatever they feel is best for the film.”
It’s now up to the two buddies Farhan and Hrithik to avert this needless clash.