Mumbai: Had Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan clashed at the Box Office this Eid with their releases ‘Sultan’ and ‘Raees’ respectively, Bollywood would have witnessed the biggest Box Office war ever. But thankfully, that’s not happening because SRK has decided to postpone the release of his film.
It would have certainly been a tough decision as this year’s festive dates were block by other A-listers. Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ will have an Independance Day release, while Ajay Devgn’s directorial will hit the screens on Diwali and Aamir Khan will return to the silverscreen in December.
So, to clear all the ambiguity surrounding the release of ‘Raees’, a film that will mark the launch of Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan in Bollywood, the makers of the film – SRK, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhar have decided to push the release date to January next year, reports suggest.
The trio issued a joint statement to put all speculations regarding the release of 'Raees' to rest, reports Bollywoodlife.com.
“It was not an easy decision to move the film. We understand that this film is highly anticipated. However, a movie of such magnitude requires the appropriate showcasing and therefore, we have decided to shift our release date to 26th January 2017,” the trio said in the statement.