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While Kaabil was ready a month ago, Raees was submitted only last week for censor certification
DNA (January 17, 2017)
As Sanjay Gupta’s Kaabil and Rahul Dholakia’s Raees, both helmed by star-producers Rakesh Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, respectively, races to a January 25 release, Kaabil has beaten its rival, at least as far as the completion of the film is concerned.
While Kaabil was ready a month ago, Raees was submitted only last week for censor certification. Says a source from the CBFC, “Kaabil came to us three weeks ago and would’ve been viewed in the first week of January. But we had a huge backlog of films to be viewed. Kaabil had to wait in queue. Not once were we pressurised to view Kaabil on priority by the producer (Rakesh Roshan).”
Raees will be viewed later by the CBFC. “We have viewed Kaabil. Raees came to us only last week, so it will have to wait its turn,” says the source.