That is the reason that Rakesh Roshan gave when he was asked why he couldn’t change the date of ‘Kaabil’. Now we know that he was the first one to choose this date, but it was supposedly on Shah Rukh Khan‘s insistence on releasing ‘Raees’ on the same date that Rakesh came out and told everyone the reason why he can’t do that. He has an example as proof, according to him. That movie was ‘King Uncle’ and we are sure it’s one of the favourites of many people as it is ours too. To be fair, it’s not him who should think of changing the release date, it’s Shah Rukh and his production team. Rakesh and his son Hrithik Roshan are both mad at this, but they are trying to keep their cool. Check out Rakesh Roshan in his own words about his films’ release dates.
Rakesh Roshan Interview
Rakesh Roshan on being superstitious
I am neither angry nor hurt with Shah Rukh Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani or Farhan Akhtar. To quote a line from The Godfather, “It is strictly business, not personal.” What is baffling is that SRK, Farhan and Ritesh came to meet me twice to discuss the release date and I explained to them that the box office window open to us collectively is approximately Rs 300 crore. They agreed, then went and announced that they are coming on the Republic Day Weekend of 2017. Once SRK suggested to me that I should shift my date. I told him I couldn’t because I am superstitious. During King Uncle, I had pushed the release earlier by four weeks because of my daughter Sunaina’s wedding and the film flopped. After that I have never shifted the original date.