The biggest and most awaited clash of 2016- Raees Vs Sultan is not going to happen anymore.
Raees Vs Sultan was the most spoken about clash of 2016 as it was going to be a clash of two of the biggest superstars of Bollywood- Shahrukh Khan Vs Salman Khan. Their films Raees and Sultan respectively were scheduled to release around Eid this year but there were rumors that the clash might not happen.
The Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani clash did not go so well for Shah Rukh Khan. Many distributors incurred huge losses, many movie lovers couldn’t see their favourite movie due to lesser number of shows and screen space that each film had received- all because of the clash. All this was a clear indication that if Raees Vs Sultan does happen it would not be a good thing.
Now it’s confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Salman Khan’s Sultan will not be releasing on Eid. It seems that the real reason behind this is that Sultan is going to be delayed by a few weeks or maybe even a month. As you all know, Anushka Sharma has been finalised as the leading lady just a few days ago and the crew of Sultan will be shooting till the end of April. Hence Sultan won’t be ready to release on Eid. On the other hand, Raees will be ready by the end of this month itself.
According to a report by BollywoodLife.com, Sultan and Raees won’t be clashing on Eid anymore. Aditya Chopra and Salman Khan took a long time in finalising the leading actress of the film and though Salman has shot for various portions of the film already, a lot of shots and post-production work is still pending. Aditya Chopra also wants this to be one of the biggest films of the year and hence he is going to be looking into a lot of aspects of the film including Anushka Sharma’s look for the film. They will make her look like a real wrestler and also train her to speak in a Haryanvi accent before starting the shoot. This means that Sultan will still be on the floor till April end and the makers won’t be able to complete all the post-production work till Eid. It seems the producers will now look for another suitable release date and make an official announcement soon.
Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan had also given an indication that they were ready to change the release date of Raees. He said, “Yeah, I guess we (Raees) could shift. But I don’t know the readiness of Sultan. Raees will be ready in January, in like 20 days. Plus, they all are friends – Adi (Aditya Chopra), Salman (Khan), Ali (Abbas Zafar), I know them all. So, if mutually we all can figure out a date where one of us goes a week up or down, we might! Or we might not!”
But now it seems Shah Rukh Khan and the makers of Raees need not shift the dates.
Are you happy that Raees Vs Sultan won’t be happening anymore?