Recently, director Rakesh Roshan announced that he will be making ‘Krrish 4’ next year and will be releasing the film during Christmas 2018 weekend, this created a lot of buzz for tabloids as Shah Rukh Khan is releasing his film with Aanand L. Rai during the same time. This would result in the second clash between SRK and Hrithik Roshan after ‘Raees’ and ‘Kaabil’ which is set to hit the screens on the same day (January 26, 2017).
When a popular daily asked Rakesh Roshan about it, he revealed that he had no idea about the clash. He said, “It is unethical for me to release my film on this date as Shah Rukh has already announced his movie.”
On the other hand, he is hell bent on releasing ‘Kaabil’ on the date he had announced. Talking about it, he said, “I had announced the date for ‘Kaabil’ earlier. If they are coming on the same date, then I can’t do anything about it. I don’t know what they will eventually decide. We’re here to make films, not create controversies. As far as Shah Rukh is concerned, he’s like a younger brother to me. I gave him a break in ‘King Uncle’, and then worked with him in ‘Karan Arjun’ and ‘Koyla’.”
The actor-filmmaker was further asked whether he would shift the dates if SRK requests. To which he said, “I don’t move my release date, if I have announced it first. When ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’ was releasing on January 14, 2000, Aamir Khan’s ‘Mela’ was coming on January 7, Shah Rukh’s ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ on January 21 and Anil Kapoor’s ‘Pukar’ on February 4. Some distributors suggested I move my film as Hrithik was a newcomer. They left the film because I didn’t change my release date.”