Mumbai: With Eid likely to see the box office clash of his “Raees” and friend Salman Khan’s “Sultan”, superstar Shah Rukh Khan feels it would be logical to shift their release dates so that both the films do not eat into each other’s business.
“I think logic will be to shift (release dates of both ‘Raees’ and ‘Sultan’). We will try and figure out a way so that it doesn’t eat into each other’s business. It is awkward… it’s like what are we doing. I don’t think we like to have it (box office clash),” Shah Rukh told.
The 50-year-old star said he will talk to his friend Aditya Chopra, who is the producer of “Sultan”, and Salman regarding the box-office clash of both the films.
“Adi (Aditya Chopra) is my family and so is Farhan Akhtar (producer of Shah Rukh’s ‘Raees’). With all due respect I will speak to Adi, Salman (about avoiding the clash). I have spoken to Farhan already. If we have to change, one of us will move on,” Shah Rukh said.
“If they are adamant or fixated that somehow due to some sense of righteousness Eid belongs to Salman Khan so be it.” SRK said he and his producers have no ego issues about the release dates of both the films.
“Personally Farhan, Adi and I are friends and I don’t think we have ego issues. We all know if there is an opening number assumed in terms of business we will share it 50-50 or whichever ratio. I am not saying X is a bigger star or Y.”
But at the same time, Shah Rukh insisted that they are working towards making “Raees” ready for Eid.
“As of now we are making the film ready for Eid. Our production is ready for Eid,” he said.
Producer Farhan Akhtar too had hinted that they will see if the clash happens or not.