Sooryavanshi is one of the most awaited films since last year. The film is getting delayed again and again and fans are getting restless to see the cop action on screens. Last month it was reported that the film would release on April 2, 2021. The film starring Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif and directed by Rohit Shetty is a big-budget and highly anticipated film.
The makers have never officially announced the release date of the film because of multiple reasons. First, the film got delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide lockdown. Then discussions with multiplexes over issues like revenue sharing, OTT and theatrical window and VPF happened which eventually ended in a stalemate. Reportedly, when both parties reached a common ground, the number of Coronavirus cases in the country began to increase.
The situation is getting worse in the city of Mumbai, which is one of the top centres in India. There are reports that a night curfew or partial lockdown might be imposed in Maharashtra again. Now the chances of Sooryavanshi getting postponed became more and more imminent.
A source was quoted as saying, “The makers of Sooryavanshi, including Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty, have jointly decided that the film should not release on April 2. The cases are increasing not just in Maharashtra now but also in other places of India. Sooryavanshi is a big-budget film and it won’t be feasible to release at a time when night curfew will be imposed in certain parts of the country.”
The source also added, “Also, with the Central government allowing 100% occupancy in cinemas from February 1, everyone had hoped that by April 2, governments of all major states would also give the nod for full occupancy in theatres. But now it’s clear that it won’t happen in the near future. So it doesn’t make sense to bring the film in such a tense period.”
“There’s a meeting happening today in the afternoon of all the stakeholders. A decision on the new date is expected to be taken at this discussion,” concluded the source.