Last week, Bollywood Ungama had reported this Sooryavanshi, the long-awaited film starring Akshay Kumar and directed by Rohit Shetty, may not be released on April 30, as planned, due to growing cases of coronavirus. The second wave was quite extreme and the cases in Maharashtra are especially at a record high, reaching nearly 60,000. As a result, the state government last week decided to impose a night curfew in the state from 20:00 to 7:00 in the morning. As cases continued to rise despite this new rule, authorities decided to take the harsh decision to declare a lock-like situation by 30 April.
Even when the night curfew came in Maharashtra, it became clear that launching a film in such circumstances would be suicidal, as broadcasts after 18:00 were turned off. So it was no surprise that they liked the movies Cherry and Bunty Aur Babli 2 were postponed indefinitely. Now with locks in place and cinemas closed by the end of the month, the cinema sector will be severely affected and it has therefore become clear that Sooryavanshi has been pushed forward.
A source claims: “This was given even last week Sooryavanshi will not run on schedule. The lock made it even clearer. Will be in place until April 30, the day Sooryavanshi had to release. And there is no guarantee that the lock will not be extended, especially if the cases have not decreased. Meanwhile, other countries can also follow Maharashtra’s example and introduce curbs. Sooryavanshi is a great movie and would be suicidal if it came out in such unpredictable circumstances. Therefore, it is postponed. “
Bollywood Ungama had announced earlier in the day that Rohit Sheti had had a virtual discussion with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. At that meeting, a source confirmed that Udhav Thackeray had praised Rohit Sheti for taking the bold and difficult decision to postpone Sooryavanshi.
For fans of cinema, exhibitors and industry in general, the postponement of Sooryavanshi it will be a huge blow. It is one of the most anticipated films of the year and is a film that is expected to resurrect a business that has been hit hard since March 2020.
The interesting thing is Sooryavanshi it was originally scheduled to be released on March 24, 2020. It was then pressed with the entry into force of the national blockade. In June 2020, it was decided to present this film to Diwali. During the Festival of Lights, however, the situation did not seem favorable. Finally, in February 2021, when the central government allowed 100% cinema occupancy, the creators decided to bring the film on April 2. They later postponed it to April 30 and even made an official announcement on Rohit Shetti’s birthday on March 14.
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