Rakesh Roshan won’t watch Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, will see Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil again

Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says he will be happy to watch his movie Kaabil — featuring son Hrithik Roshan — again, instead of watching Shah Rukh Khan Raees. Both films are releasing on Wednesday.

At a special screening of Kaabil held here on Monday, Rakesh Roshan was asked whether he will be watching Raees as it is releasing on the same day. But he said: “No, I will watch Kaabil once again.”

Hrithik had recently said in an interview that his father was hurt over the clash of Raees and Kaabil. A romantic thriller, Kaabil features Hrithik and actress Yami Gautam playing a visually impaired couple.

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The special screening was attended by celebrities Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Ramesh Sippy, Sussanne Khan, David Dhawan, Javed Akhtar with wife Shabana Azmi, Ashutosh Gowariker, Ahmed Khan and more.

Talking about his son’s performance, he said: “Hrithik has given a wonderful performance. He has set a path for all the new actors to follow him, to see as an actor how good he is. I am proud of him not because he is my son, but (because) he is a fine actor.”

“I loved the film and Hrithik’s performance,” said Sonam Kapoor, while Anil Kapoor said: “The film will have a very good run at the box office.”

Writer Javed Akhtar found Kaabil — directed by Sanjay Gupta — an “outstanding” and “trendsetter” film.