Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil are headed towards a massive clash, with the two set to lock horns at the box office on January 25, 2017. While Hrithik had earlier maintained that he and SRK are friends and that the box office battle will not affect their relationship, Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan’s statements said otherwise.
After Raees followed suit and pushed the release date from January 26 to a day earlier just like Kaabil, an irate Roshan Sr had blasted SRK for being “unethical.” Shah Rukh Khan had defended the change in Raees’s release date as a “logical decision.”
Now, if a report in Mumbai Mirror is to be believed, American entertainment giant Netflix is going to sue the makers of Kaabil for plagiarising their original production Daredevil. The report quotes a source as saying, “Protagonists of both the productions are blind while even the action sequences look the same. The colour schemes are also similar. This has upset Netflix and they will be taking legal action against Rakesh Roshan’s FilmKraft Productions and Sanjay Gupta’s White Feature Films.”
This news comes right after news of a deal signed by Shah Rukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment and Netflix to give subscribers access to all of SRK’s films produced under his home banner as well as his new films over the next three years.
However, Indian Express reports that all stories of Netflix planning to file a lawsuit are false. When they contacted Netflix, a representative said, “Netflix has no record of such a plan and we are checking into the source of this rumour.”
Whether the Netflix rumour is true or false, it remains to be seen who is the winner of battle between Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. Come January 25, and we’ll know.