Shah Rukh Khan continues to be hunting for a good date for the release of Raees. Clearly, he needs to come on a festival/ holiday date because that means sets that are larger at the box-office. Sadly, those dates are reserved so this time, it appears like a clash is inevitable.
According to an insider, “Shah Rukh is looking to postpone his film to 2017. He wants the date, January 26. But there is another film on that date. Hrithik Roshan’s home production Kaabil, directed by Sanjay Gupta. SRK has had a word with the Roshans. There are not many choices left. And he cannot indefinitely postpone the film. He has to take a call soon.”
Earlier, SRK was considering the July date with Dishoom starring Varun Dhawan, but he changed his mind. It was suggested that he request his Diwali date to be moved from by Karan Johar, so he could release his film on that day, because his movies have consistently worked during the Festival of Lights. But that choice wasn’t possible. But now, it is clear that Dangal will release on December 23, as pronounced, which leaves no choice to SRK but to go to January 2017.