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Hrithik on Kaabil-Raees clash: Sad we don't manage our calendars like Hollywood 

The actor isn't happy with the clash, but hopes for the success of both films. 

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Hrithik Roshan’s next, Kaabil is in for a tough contest at the box-office. The film is clashing with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees on 25 January 2017. So far, Khan and Rakesh Roshan, producer of Kaabil, have spoken on the clash, but somehow Hrithik had avoided commenting on the same for all these months. 

The actor, however, has now broken his silence and spoken at length on the Kaabil-Raees clash. Hrithik feels that the clash is unfortunate and unavoidable. He cited an example of Hollywood where such clashes don’t happen. 

“It’s not illegal or unethical, so it’s fine. But it is sad and quite an eye-opener that although Hollywood and Bollywood share the same calendar, you will never see Batman movies clashing with Superman films or Lord Of The Rings clashing with Harry Potter. They manage their calendars so well that two movies will never clash. They are aware that that is best for the industry, because when two films clash, the returns for the industry fall a lot,” he said. 

But he added that the industry will face loss due to this. “Hopefully, both films will do well, but on the whole, it will be a loss of about Rs100 crore for the industry as compared to both films releasing individually,” added Hrithik. 

Hrithik is optimistic that both films will succeed. “We completely understand that Raees was in the waiting for far too long. My wish is that when both films do well, Shah Rukh, Farhan, dad, myself and everyone will pop champagne and celebrate for each other.” 

Yami Gautam is cast opposite Hrithik in Kaabil. They play a blind couple.