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Raees Vs Kaabil: My father is hurt, says Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan--starrer Kaabil and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees release on the same day, January 26.

bollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2017 20:51 IST
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Hrithik Roshan--starrer Kaabil and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees release on the same day, January 26.

One of the first big box office clashes of 2017 will be witnessed on January 25, when Kaabil and Raees will hit the theaters on the same day, but Hrithik Roshan has said it could have been avoided if the producers of the Shah Rukh Khan-starter had planned things in a better manner.

The 43-year-old star, who plays role of a visually-challenged in Kaabil, said his father, Rakesh Roshan - who has produced the film, is “hurt” with the way things have turned out.

He said, “My father plans his life very well. He was also very careful. ‘Kaabil’ was about to get over in October. But he did not want to release it in November or December last year as the dates were already taken by someone else and it would not have been fair. He decided to go to January as he didn’t want to put any other producer in distress.”

“My father is careful and concerned for others so he also expects other to be the same way. He is a little hurt and upset. But he is graceful about it. You can’t control the world you can only control your reaction and our reaction is very graceful so now let’s see,” Hrithik added.

The actor, however, said he has no hard feelings for people attached with Raees as he knows that the team is not doing it intentionally. “People attached to Raees are not doing it intentionally. There is nothing like revenge. But if they had planned it better and had executed it better then this clash would not have happened.”

“I think Raees also didn’t have any choice. The film is waiting for a release date for quite some time. It was supposed to release with Sultan but it got pushed. They are also in a problem. I understand that. My sadness is only that if the party had planned it a little better than this clash would not have happened,” he said.

Producers generally avoid releasing two star-driven films together as they eat into each other’s business.

Hrithik’s last film Mohenjo Daro clashed with Rustom and things did not turn out well for the actor with the big budget period drama failing at the box office.

While the Sanjay Gupta-directed film will have both Hrithik and Yami Gautam playing visually challenged characters, Rahul Dholakia’s Raees revolves around a Gujarati bootlegger (SRK). Pakistani actor Mahira Khan plays his love interest and Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a cop in the film.

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First Published: Jan 20, 2017 10:40 IST