There is a big announcement recently about Shah Rukh Khan starring with Farhan Akhtar in Rahul Dholakia's next film 'Raees'. Film is set to be produce by Excel Entertainment and Ritesh Sidhwani. Earlier it was reported that film might get released on EID 2015. But now film has back off from EID slot. Reason there is already Salman Khan's next directed by Kabir Khan which will be produced under Being Human Production is slated for EID slot in 2015. Knowing that makers have decided its better not to fight for EID slot and they are now planning a new release date.
Ritesh Sidhwani has himself clarified about his film 'Raees' Release stand in microblogging site Twitter.
Ritesh says, "No Eid Fight in 2015. Mid day says someone spoke to some manager blah blah blah. Raees filming begins in July & will release 2015. And if some other film has announced EID release before us we will respect that & not fight. As it’s our dear media who wants us to fight. And the good will among our fraternity stands strong. Merry Christmas Doston."
However this year EID saw Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express clashed with Akshay Kumar starrer OUATIM Dobaara, despite later announcing the release date much earlier. This led to few sour souls. However in Raees case looks like makers want to avoid that. Is it a Team decision or there is influence from SRK to change the tentative dates as recently he is seen sharing good vibes with his arch rival Salman Khan in media. Hope sanity prevails in other cases also like this and sorted in such decent manners rather than going public.