His injury has something do with it...
Last whole year we were deeply excited about the Sultan and Raees clash that Eid 2016 was bracing up to witness. We were ready watch two big films on the same day maybe, if our boss allowed that. Raees' teaser fuelled the excitement even more. But then suddenly this year it was announced that Raees has moved to January 27, 2017, paving the way for Salman Khan's Sultan to rock the box office like a boss. It was said that the decision was taken to avoid a clash which could have been detrimental for the both the film's business. But it seems there's more to it than that. Shah Rukh Khan revealed it himself.
While speaking to a leading news channel, Shah Rukh was asked about Raees' release date getting pushed and the actor said, "Jab hum shoot kar rahe the, mujhko yaar chot lagi hui thi, saari film kuch 8-9 mahine delay ho gayi. Phir humne action kiya, but thode pieces phir bhi reh gaye. Humne kar liya woh sab kuch lekin mujhe aisa laga ki uss chot ki wajah se waisa nahi hua jaisa mei chahta tha. Lekin ab khatam ho chuki hain. Woh jaldbaazi mei, bhagam daud mei ho raha tha to hum sabne decide kiya." (While shooting the film, I was injured. It got delayed by 8-9 months. Then we did action but a few pieces were still left to be canned. We have completed it now but I felt due to my injury they didn't come out the way I wanted. It's over now. It was so rushed so we took a decision.)
SRK also emphasised on how Sultan and Raees releasing on the same date doesn't make any sense. "Phir saath mei sultan bhi release ho rahi, do badi filmein saath mei release ho. Woh bhi sab dost hai. So hum sabne decide kiya ki tum agar purey ready ho hum thoda aage peeche ho jate hai. We are trying to find the best date...ek khali date hi nahi milti yar kyunki pehle announce karni padti jo aadat hai nhi mujhe. Jab taiyyar ho tab announce kar dete hai sab. Inshallah ab khatam karenge. January 26 abhi socha hua hai. Khatam ho chuki hai film." (Then Sultan was ready for release along with Raees. Two big films on the same day... they are friends too. So we all decided that if you are completely ready, we can accommodate. Not getting a free date because you have to announce beforehand which is something I never do. When it is ready, we will announce. Jan 26 is what we have decided on now... the film is complete though.)
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