We have an EXCLUSIVE gossip that will make fans of both the Superstars rejoice...
The year has started off on a good note already with the first release of 2016, the Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar-starrer Wazir kick starting the box office game. We have has many interesting films lined up for release this year and with that we are going to witness many box office clashes too. But the most spoken about clash of 2016 is the clash of the superstars of Bollywood, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. Both their films, Sultan and Raees respectively, are going to release this year on Eid, but there was a buzz since a while that the clash might be avoided to cut the losses.
We have already seen Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale being affected due to its clash with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Bajirao Mastani and vice-versa. Many distributors also incurred huge losses because of the clash. Many cine-goers also couldn't see their favourite film for a few days because of the lesser number of shows and screen space that each film had received. So, everyone was wishing that this 'clash of the titans' would be avoided.
And here is the FABULOUS news that you all have been waiting for. Yes, Salman Khan's Sultan and Shah Rukh Khan's Raees won't be clashing on Eid this year. So did one film shift because of the other? Nah, that isn't the case at all. The real reason is completely different.
Apparently, Sultan is going to be delayed by a few weeks or even a month. Why? The very obvious answer is the leading lady of the film, Anushka Sharma, was finalised only two days backs. While Raees will be ready by the end of this month, the crew of Sultan will still be shooting till the end of April and hence they won't be ready to release their film on Eid. A source close to Sultan reveals to us EXCLUSIVELY, "Sultan and Raees won't be clashing on Eid anymore. Aditya Chopra and Salman Khan took a long time in finalising the leading actress of the film and though Salman has shot for various portions of the film already, a lot of shots and post-production work is still pending. Aditya Chopra also wants this to be one of the biggest films of the year and hence he is going to be looking into a lot of aspects of the film including Anushka Sharma's look for the film. They will make her look like a real wrestler and also train her to speak in a Haryanvi accent before starting the shoot. This means that Sultan will still be on the floor till April end and the makers won't be able to complete all the post-production work till Eid. It seems the producers will now look for another suitable release date and make an official announcement soon."
So this means the delay in finalising the leading lady of Sultan has sent the whole film's schedule for a toss and no one including producer Aditya Chopra, director Ali Abbas Zafar and actors Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma are in any hurry to complete the film in a rush. They want to put out a convincing, realistic and entertaining film and hence they will have chosen to move their release date.
Earlier in an EXCLUSIVE interview with BollywoodLife, Shah Rukh Khan had also mentioned that they (team Raees) were willing to move if Sultan is ready in time. He had said, "Yeah, I guess we (Raees) could shift. But I don’t know the readiness of Sultan. Raees will be ready in January, in like 20 days. Plus, they all are friends – Adi (Aditya Chopra), Salman (Khan), Ali (Abbas Zafar), I know them all. So, if mutually we all can figure out a date where one of us goes a week up or down, we might! Or we might not!"
But it seems that Shah Rukh Khan won't have to shift his release date after all and there won't be any blood loss for either of the two films. In fact, this is a win-win situation for both the films. Both the films are said to be unconventional and HUGE entertainers and now that they are not going to clash with each other, they will open very well and may become the highest grossers of the year.
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