Kaabil vs Raees clash : Hrithik Roshan breaks his silence, says it's sad for industry
Rakesh Roshan and Shah Rukh have spoken about the imminent clash, but Hrithik had maintained an enduring silence so far
Bollywood is ready to witness a clash between superstars Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan when their films "Kaabil" and "Raees" is set to release on January 25. Both films were listed to release on Republic day, but Rakesh Roshan fearing a clash, advanced the release of "Kaabil" by a day.
Later, "Raees" also changed their release date to January 25, which was not a pacifying move. Both Roshan Sr and Shah Rukh have spoken about the imminent clash, but Hrithik had maintained an enduring silence so far.
Now, the dancing star has broken his silence on the box-office clash. He said, "It's not illegal or unethical, so it's fine. But it is sad and quite an eye-opener that although Hollywood and Bollywood share the same calendar, you will never see Batman movies clashing with Superman films or 'Lord Of The Rings' clashing with 'Harry Potter'. They manage their calendars so well that two movies will never clash. They are aware that is best for the industry, because when two films clash, the returns for the industry fall a lot."
Hrithik added, "Hopefully, both films will do well, but on the whole, it will be a loss of about 100 crore for the industry as compared to both films releasing individually. My father understands that and he was sad about that, and he thinks that it could have been managed in a better way."
However, the good-looking star keeps an optimistic view on the clash believing it won't adversely affect either films and both the releases will do well. "We completely understand that 'Raees' was in the waiting for far too long. My wish is that when both films do well, Shah Rukh, Farhan (Akhtar, 'Raees' producer), dad , myself and everyone will pop champagne and celebrate for each other."
A Sanjay Gupta directed film, "Kaabil" is a revenge drama in which Hrithik is portraying a visually challenged man. The trailer and songs of the film received appreciations from all corners.