Kaabil vs Raees: Why Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan aren’t worried about the Kaabil and Raees clash

Mumbai : The recent release of the official trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees did make a lot of noise. And Shah Rukh Khan’s gangster role and his amazing dialoguebaazi weren’t the only talking point. What made the release of this trailer more interesting is that it had announced a new release date for the film. Raees, which was earlier slated to release on Republic Day 2017, shifted the date to January 25, 2017. This decision came on the heels of announcement from the makers of Hrithik Roshan – Yami Gautam starrer Kaabil. Soon there were comparisons and predictions about which film will beat the other at the inevitable big Bollywood box office clash on 2017. After reports of Rakesh Roshan being very upset with Shah Rukh Khan regarding the change in Raees release date, there were speculations that the makers of Kaabil are insecure about their movie’s performance at the box office. Being a producer, Rakesh Roshan obviously didn’t want another film to eat his movie’s business. What added fuel to the fire of these wild speculations is that Kaabil is Hrithik Roshan’s big release after Mohenjo Daro. The film wasn’t received very well by fans or the critics and that’s why Kaabil was an important film for him.
However, for someone who has been following papa Rakesh Roshan and beta Hrithik Roshan’s track record, it is easy to tell that this Roshan duo have nothing to be worried about. The Roshans form a team that has hit a sixer everytime they have come together. It can be recalled that Roshan senior and Hrithik Roshan’s journey began 16 years ago, in January 2000, with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. Not only did the film rewrite box office history, it also went on to feature in the Limca Book of Records as the film that picked up the maximum number of awards.From there on, this team has rewritten ticket sale records at the box office several times over. Whether it is Koi Mil Gaya or their Krrish franchise, they have grown from strength to strength in the last decade and a half. And now as they stand on the threshold of Kaabil, their January 25, 2017 film, there is a palpable sense of excitement in the trade.