Troubles don’t seem to come to an end for Shah Rukh Khan and the movie that might help him reclaim his throne at the box office! Yes, we are talking about the much-awaited political-thriller ‘Raees’.
While the teaser of the Rahul Dholakia film, which was earlier scheduled to release this year on Eid, had come out way back in 2015; the film got postponed after Salman Khan made an entry and booked the Eid slot for his ‘Sultan’ which went on to do a business of Rs. 300 Crores at the domestic box office.
Next, we saw the makers of the film spreading news about the film releasing on 26th January, 2017. And even though that meant a clash with the Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Kaabil’; things still looked pretty good for King Khan’s film with people already vouching for ‘Raees’ more than ‘Kaabil’.
However, reports of SRK having serious conversations with producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have been doing the rounds. And the reason for that is the lead actress of the film Mahira Khan.
With the MNS threat, ban by IMPPA and a majority of Indians going against the Pakistani actors working in Indian movies, the makers have been left with no choice but to postpone the movie and wait for things to settle down between India and Pakistan.
Since a clash with ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and boycott by several people due to his intolerance statement had severely affected the collections of his ‘Dilwale’, and ‘Fan’ too failed to create any kind of magic at the box office- one hears that Shah Rukh Khan is no mood to take risks now and let another clash + boycott situation affect another movie of his!
Plus, ever since the Roshans averted the Christmas 2018 clash by shifting the release date of ‘Krrish 4’ and allowing Khan’s dwarf movie to get a solo release; King Khan had already made up his mind to avoid the ‘Kaabil’ vs ‘Raees’ clash next year.
Well, we wonder whether ‘Raees’ will ever get a proper and solo release…or will it just end up being a jinxed project that never got its due!