In a recent interview, Kaabil producer Rakesh Roshan had claimed that Raees makers acted unethically by preponing the film a day prior despite knowing that Kaabil will be releasing the same day.
However in a reply, producer Farhan Akhtar had said they preponed Raees to avoid the clash but had no clue that the makers of Kaabil will also decide to do the same date.
Responding to the criticism, Farhan said, “We had no idea that they were planning to release on January 25. As far as we knew it was 26th of January. We had met him and we met Hrithik as well. These are the discussions that had happened. To avoid the first-day clash we said we would release on January 25."
“And after this was announced, this news came that even they are releasing on January 25. So, there’s nothing that I can really say about that apart from this that it is an unfortunate coincidence. We haven’t been in touch after this announcement,” he added.
Farhan's statement has given a new turn to the speculations going around the clash between Raees and Kaabil.