Yes, you read it right. The mother of all box office battles is here! It is going to be Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ VS Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ next year on Eid.
While the producers of ‘Raees’ Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani had confirmed back in February that they would be coming with their flick next year on Eid, it was Yash Raj Films who played their unexpected move by announcing that their second film with Salman Khan ‘Sultan’ would be releasing on Eid too.
While this created much of hype amongst fans of both the superstars, Ritesh gave all the moviegoers a bit of relief yesterday when he first tweeted:
This made people think he would be announcing a new release date for his flick this Eid and as a result, the clash would be averted.
However, Sidhwani took it to Twitter again to clear the confusion regarding his last tweet and stated that his ‘Raees’ will release on the promised date, no matter who comes in the way! Also, he promised something special for ‘Raees’ fans this Eid.
A lot has been happening in this so-called Khan-war off late. If SRK and Salman turning friends again, SRK revealing the first look of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and Salman calling SRK his “brother” weren’t enough, here’s a new twist in their story!
It’s not the first time the two stars are up for a big box-office clash! The first time they clashed was back in 2006 when Salman’s stars weren’t in favor of him, while SRK was in the best phase of his career! Surely things are different now with Salman challenging King Khan’s throne every now and then; and even though it would lead to loss of profits for both the production houses and division of audience’s into two, it would be interesting to see as to who backs out in the end.
And if not, then get ready to witness the biggest battle ever!