Farhan Akhtar has finally confirmed Raees’ date of release, which is 26th January, 2017. The date will now clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil. However, Farhan denied that there was no clash between the to movies and that the date is now confirmed.
He said; “Please don’t call it a clash. We are not here to compete with Rakesh Uncle and Hrithik’s film. There are just so many Fridays in a year. Then there are those weeks like the Shraddh or pre-Diwali and pre-Eid when one can’t release one’s film. So where does one go?”
He further added, “I truly feel—and I am not saying this because we’re coming with another film – there is room for two films to do well, as long as they are both good films with solid VFM (value for money).”