Shah Rukh’s ‘Raees’ Moves to 2017, Won’t Clash With ‘Sultan’  

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ won’t clash with Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’

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Shah Rukh Khan on the poster of <i>Raees</i>

Bollywood’s much talked about clash between Raees and Sultan has been averted. This happened because the makers of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees took a step back to avoid the big box-office face-off. The film has now been pushed to 26th January 2017. Producers of the film – Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar issued a joint statement about their decision.

It was not an easy decision to move the film. We understand that Raees is highly anticipated. However, a film of such magnitude requires the appropriate showcasing and therefore, we have decided to shift our release date to 26th January 2017. 
Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar
A poster of <i>Raees</i> with the old release date
A poster of Raees with the old release date

With this move, exhibitors and distributors are now breathing a sigh of relief as they would have lost a lot of money had these two big films come on the same day.

Salman Khan’s Sultan will now probably be the only release on this Eid, 6th July 2016.

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