Shahrukh’s Raees and Hrithik’s Kaabil bit released on the same date. There are speculations in the media and anxiety among the filmmakers about the success of the movies, and expectations as to which one will be a bigger hit. There was already news where in Hrithik said that his dad Rakesh Roshan was pretty tense about the clash of release dates of the two films.
At a special screening of Kaabil held here on Monday, Rakesh Roshan was asked whether he will be watching Raees as it is releasing on the same day. But he said: “No, I will watch ‘Kaabil’ once again.”
On being asked about Hrithik’s performance in the movie, Rakesh Roshan said “Hrithik has given a wonderful performance. He has set a path for all the new actors to follow him, to see as an actor how good he is. I am proud of him not because he is my son, but (because) he is a fine actor.”