Box Office clash between Raees and Sultan is the main topic roaming around in the whole B Town. At first the news was that Sultan and Raees will release on the same day on the glorious occasion of Eid. But than the news came by the side of the makers of Raees that they have taken the release date to the January next year. Everyone started believing that Shahrukh is getting afraid from the stardom of Salman Khan and some started saying that Raees is failing to get screens because of Sultan.
Than Shahrukh stepped in and made a statement that Raees is postponed because he got injured not because to avoid box office clash with Sultan. Shahrukh further added that doctors has advised him to not to work for 6,7 months and because some scenes were remaining to shoot so therefore the release of Raees has been taken further to January.
Sultan actor Salman Khan has made his statement about this issue, while talking to the media he said,
“I think they weren’t ready with Raees, that’s why they pushed the film. They needed a little more time to get their product ready.”
Salman Khan further said,
“A major problem is that India is still 25,000-30,000 screens behind to be able to encourage a clash of this stature. We don’t have that many theatres and screens. Maybe with time, it will open up. Humare paas abhi kuch 5,000 screens hai – that also gets divided with regional films. So, we don’t have that bandwidth to accommodate two big films. Panvel ke bahar chale jao, theatres hi nahi milenge. So, such big films can never come together.”
“It’s not me or Shah Rukh, our distributors would want as many prints of both the films. The ratio of theatres divided would have been 30-70, 40-60, 50-50. It will be different in different places, so business will get divided. Till the time we don’t have the 20,000-plus theatres, the film industry isn’t going to grow. But right now, even two small films cannot clash because of that. The lack of screens has a huge impact on every film in the industry. Even the younger heroes would need screens. Tomorrow, Tiger Shroff’s films will come in the same number of screens as us because everyone would like to see him. He’s a mass hero now.”