A few days ago, Rakesh Roshan blocked the Christmas 2018 Box Office slot for the release of Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 4. The superhero film was scheduled to clash with Aanand L Rai's untitled film, starring Shah Rukh Khan.
However, the makers of Krrish 4 have now opted out of the clash. Rakesh Roshan told the Bombay Times:
"It is unethical for me to release my film on this date as Shah Rukh has already announced his movie."
On being asked if he would reconsider the decision to release Kaabil alongside Raees during the Republic Day 2017 weekend, he said:
"I had announced the date for Kaabil earlier. If they are coming on the same date, then I can't do anything about it. I don't move my release date, if I have announced it first.When Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai was releasing on January 14, 2000, Aamir Khan's Mela was coming on January 7, Shah Rukh's Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani on January 21 and Anil Kapoor's Pukar on February 4. Some distributors suggested I move my film as Hrithik was a newcomer. They left the film because I didn't change my release date."
Kaabil, produced by Rakesh Roshan, stars Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. The film hits the big screen on 26 January 2017.