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Rakesh Roshan upset over allocation of screens

THE ASIAN AGE. | ROHIT BHATNAGAR
Published : Jan 26, 2017, 12:14 am IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2017, 12:14 am IST

Both the films were promised an equal allocation of screens, with a 50:50 ratio.

Rakesh Roshan
 Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan has been quite vocal about his displeasure over Excel Entertainment deciding to release their Raees, on the same day as his Kaabil. His reasons were understandable, since he had locked down the date for it much before Raees did. However, both the parties went towards the titanic clash. Both the films were promised an equal allocation of screens, with a 50:50 ratio. However, Rakesh Roshan was in for a rude shock on Wednesday, when the distributors decided to reassign it to 60:40, in favour of Raees. “I am so shocked about getting 60:40 screens in India. The exhibitors promised us 50:50 screens all over but they didn’t do as planned on the release date. When my film has got an equal amount of screens overseas, then why not in India? I have always made films for the audience and made them believe that they are one of the characters of my film. I’m not bothered about the clash with Raees at all but I feel the exhibitors are influenced with the star power in our country. I feel sad that corporates have taken the industry many steps backwards,” a disappointed Rakesh Roshan told us.

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