Just when one thought that the Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ scheduled to release next Republic Day would give a good fight to Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Kaabil’ also scheduled the same week, news has started emanating that the release of Kaabil has been pushed back after Hrithik’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ received a rather tepid response at the box office last month. While it is difficult to figure out whether SRK is really happy with this recent development, we learnt that the shooting of ‘Kaabil’ has slowed down triggering speculations that ‘Kaabil’s chances of competing with ‘Raees’ is as good as over. If we remember, Rakesh Roshan had been saying that there was no question of pushing back the release date of ‘Raees’ but, now turns out that even the senior Roshan would be happy doing a rethink on the release date.

Meanwhile, after SRK returns from Prague next week, another long meeting between the two producers is due.