Silver Screen will be witnessing the two big releases at Republic Day weekends next year. One is Ritesh Sidhwani-Farhan Akhtar production Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, and the second one is Rakesh Roshan’s production of Sanjay Gupta’s Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil.
Box office always called such cases a CLASH, but there is an another take from Farhan’s point of View. He protests saying,
Please don’t call it a clash. We are not here to compete with Rakesh uncle and Hrithik’s film. There are just so many Fridays in a year. Then there are those weeks like the shraadh or pre-Diwali and pre-Eid when one can’t release one’s film. So, where does one go?
Farhan assumes no conflict on two major releases together.
I truly feel — and I am not saying this because we’re coming with another film — there is room for two films to do well, as long as they are both good films with solid VFM (value for money). In the past, so many times there have been instances of two big films coming on the same Friday and doing well. Even our production house (Excel) has released films on the same Friday as other big films.
Farhan doesn’t consider it either damaging or clashing:
Quite recently Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale were released on the same day. They both did well. I’d wish and pray that Raees and the Roshans’ Kaabil would both do well. I am the last person to wish ill for anyone’s film. So, those hoping to get clash quotes on the ‘may-the-best-film-win’ topic may please look elsewhere. Roshan uncle and Hrithik are family. I want their film to do just as well, if not better than ours.