Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, whose upcoming production Raees stars Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, says he is not worried about any opposition to its release as they have not "broken any law". Last month Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil faced problems during release after some sections raised objections over the casting of Fawad Khan in the film. The Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer eventually hit theaters after a settlement was reached between the makers and the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). The political outfit asked Johar and co to donate a sum of Rs. 5 crore to the Indian Army Welfare Fund.
When asked if he is bracing up for a tough release of Raees which features Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role, Farhan said, "We haven't broken any law, so there is nothing to be said beyond that." The film is produced by Excel Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the film also features Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and is scheduled to be released on January 26 next year. Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani said they are not thinking about anything else but only focusing on the release of the film.
Raees is going to observe a box office clash with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil.Yes, Ritesh Sidhwani-Farhan Akhtar production of Rahul Dhalokia’s Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees will release on January 26 along with Rakesh Roshan’s production of Sanjay Gupta’s Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil. It was speculated that the Raees producers “would see some sense” and pull out in time since Roshan Sr had announced his film first. But Farhan sees no sense on holding back Raees any longer. He protests, “Please don’t call it a clash. We are not here to compete with Rakesh uncle and Hrithik’s film.There are just so many Fridays in a year. Then there are those weeks like the shraadh or pre-Diwali and pre-Eid when one can’t release one’s film. So where does one go?”
No matter what, everytime two mega films release together, comparisons are ought to happen and so is the case with Raaes and Kaabil. Let's see which one of them wins big at the ticket window.
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