As we all know, sometime ago it was revealed that Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees would clash at the box office with Salman Khan’s eagerly-awaited Sultan, this Eid. As expected, this development created quite a buzz amongst movie buffs. Now, in a surprising turn of events, the clash has been averted.
According to a leading daily, the makers of Raees have postponed its release. The film will now hit screens next year in January.
“It was not an easy decision to move the film. We understand that our movie is highly anticipated. However, a film of such magnitude requires appropriate showcasing. Therefore, we have decided to shift our release date” said producer Ritesh Sidhwani.
This effectively means that Sultan will be a solo release. As such, it is bound to enjoy a massive opening at the ticket window. On a related note, Raees is touted to be a crime-drama and features SRK in the role of a fierce bootlegger. As far as Sultan is concerned, it is sports-drama and revolves around the exploits of a wrestler.