Shah Rukh Khan recently averted a box office clash with actor Akshay Kumar by shift the release date of his film Jab Harry Met Sejal to August 4. The 51-year-old actor told a news agency that it’s best to avoid clash wherever possible. In January, SRK’s Raees released with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil during the Republic Day weekend. Raees outperformed Kaabil which did decent business too.
“I think whenever you can, it’s nicer for both films. If you can’t, then you have to release on the same date because when you are looking for alternate dates so that two films don’t come on the same day, you request and talk to each other. And mostly what we do on the big ticket films is that since our films are expensive and big, my logic has always been that if it (date change) can be done, it’s nice,” Shah Rukh Khan told a news agency.
“Our films are also capacity films. I think they have the capacity to take on 4,000 screens and fill them up. If we come with another film, unfortunately we don’t have the capacity to fill in. So we are running at half capacity. We haven’t been able to exploit what our market gives us,” Shah Rukh added.