Producer Ritesh Sidhwani has rubbished all rumours of the media-created clash between Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan during Eid 2015.
“No Eid Fight in 2015. Mid day (local daily) says someone spoke to some manager blah blah blah. Raees filming begins in July (2014) and will release 2015.” Sidhwani posted on his official Twitter page.
The producer also clarified that, if any film has already announced Eid 2015 as its release date (referring to Kabir Khan’s film with Salman), they would respect the same and pick another date for their film.
“.. if some other film has announced EID release before us we will respect that and not fight. As it’s our dear media who wants us to fight. And the good will among our fraternity stands strong ..”
Soon after SRK announced his film, titled Raees, with Eid 2015 as its tentative release date, the media went berserk touting a mega box office clash between the two arch-rivals.
Earlier today, Mid-day had reported that
“a member from the production house called up Salman’s manager to find out if his film is indeed releasing on Eid. The manager answered in the affirmative. Next day, the production house (Excel Entertainment) announced that their film will also be releasing on Eid. Kabir Khan is said to have been a little miffed with this new development as they had announced their release date in November this year.”
The local daily also quoted a source saying
“It is not fair on the part of the production house to enquire about date of Salman’s release and then go ahead and announce their own film. Whatever happened to the goodwill among film-makers? The competition is becoming too cut-throat and nobody seems to be bothered about others. If both the movies release on the same day, it will only harm each other’s market. Why is it becoming such a big ego issue, is beyond comprehension”