The release date for one of the most widely anticipated films, Gangubai Kathiawadi, will be January 6, 2022. Unlike other filmmakers who are rushing to announce a release date for their major production, Gangubai Kathiawadi, producer Jayantilal Gada and Sanjay Leela Bhansali took their time.
The minute the Maharashtra government announced the re-opening of movie theatres, Jayantilal Gada approached Bhansali regarding a probable release date. Bhansali, on the other hand, requested that Gada wait until next year for an acceptable day.
“Too many release dates were announced for this year within 24 hours of the announcement. Sanjay Bhansali feels it is premature to schedule Gangubai Kathiawadi in 2021. He wanted to push it for when until the pandemic situation is clearer. Also, Sanjay feels that until theatres are allowed to run to 100 percent capacity (contrary to the 50 percent occupancy allowed at the moment) audiences won’t feel confident enough to return to movie theatres. By January, theatres should be running to full capacity,” says a source close to Bhansali.
On January 6, 2022, Gangubai Kathiawadi will be released, supposing that the pandemic situation would be gradually eradicated.