Shah Rukh Khan breaks silence on the Raees-Sultan clash

YRF had created a storm last week when they officially announced that their next release starring Salman Khan- Sultan- will be hitting screens on Eid 2016. That called for a huge face-off with Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees. Why? Excel Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani had already booked the Eid slot for their film and announced it this February. Now that Sultan was also coming on the same day, it meant the colossal clash of the decade is about to take place.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani clearly refuted rumours of them shifting their dates and clarified that they are not budging from their original release date. Shah Rukh Khan who was present at a recent event, launching the new TAG Heuer edition watches, finally broke his silence on the matter. “First, it’s not a clash. I know everyone’s too excited about the clash because of the social media. I would like to clarify something now. There are only 365 days in a days with 52 weeks and we make almost 200 films. So it’s ound to happen that some films release on the same day,” he told reporters.

SRK also clarified that there can be no bad blood between anyone, because of the releases. “Plus, both the films are made my friends. Sultan has Salman in it. Adi is producing it. Raees will have me and Excel is producing it. We are very loving, caring and friendly people. So we will work it out in a way that we get the best business time as possible.” But will the business not get affected for both the films? “Yes, absolutely, the business will get divided but we are such good friends that we have decided to do everything together. We will release films together. So don’t call it a clash,” he answered