Hrithik reveals why dad Rakesh Roshan is hurting over Kaabil-Raees clash

The actor stated that his father had no ill feelings towards Shah Rukh Khan and company. 

Mayur Lookhar

Barely six months after Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro clashed with another biggie Rustoom last year, Hrithik's Kaabil has been set up for a clash with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees on 25 January this year. Last year, Hrithik refused to be drawn into the issue by refusing to comment on the clash, saying queries should be directed to the producers. 

While Hrithik has been diplomatic in earlier interviews on the clashes, he opened up for the first time, revealing how his father Rakesh Roshan had been hurt by the way things have panned out for Kaabil release.

"My father plans his life very well. He was also very careful. Kaabil was about to get over in October. But he did not want to release it in November or December last year as the dates were already taken by someone else and it would not have been fair. He decided to go to January as he didn't want to put any other producer in distress,” Hrithik told Press Trust of India news agency.

Adding further, he said, "My father is careful and concerned for others so he also expects other to be the same way. He is a little hurt and upset. But he is graceful about it. You can't control the world, you can only control your reaction and our reaction is very graceful, so now let’s see."

The actor stated that his father had no ill feelings towards Khan and company. 

He added, "People attached to Raees are not doing it intentionally. There is nothing like revenge. But if they had planned it better and had executed it better then this clash would not have happened."

Giving Raees the benefit of doubt, the Kaabil actor added, "I think Raees also didn’t have any choice. The film is waiting for a release date for quite some time. It was supposed to release with Sultan, but it got pushed. They are also in a problem. I understand that. My sadness is only that if the party had planned it a little better than this clash would not have happened."