As cinema halls and multiplexes will operate once again from October 15 with up to 50 percent seating capacity as per the guidelines issued for Unlock 5 by The Center, movie makers are gearing up to show their films to the audience.
Ranveer Singh starrer ’83’, termed as one of the most anticipated films of this year, will release around Christmas but Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ has been pushed to 2021.
“We definitely don’t want to change the date of 83 for Sooryavanshi. The sports drama is still slated to release on Christmas. We have to decide on the new date of Sooryavanshi with the director and actor, but the film should release between January and March,” Shibasish Sarkar, CEO, Reliance Entertainment, co-producer of 83 and Sooryavanshi, told Mumbai Mirror.
’83’ has been directed by Kabir Khan and was scheduled to release in April this year but the shutting down of cinema theatres because of nationwide lockdown delayed the release. The film is a story about Team India’s journey to a historic win in the 1983 cricket world cup led by Kapil Dev. Ranveer plays the former Indian cricket captain while Deepika Padukone will be seen as the cricketer’s wife Romi Dev.
‘Sooryavanshi’, on the other hand, has been directed by Rohit Shetty with Katrina Kaif playing the female lead in the film.
Recently, the Centre issued guidelines for Unlock 5 to re-open economic activities, which were closed due to a nationwide lockdown imposed in March to stop the spread of coronavirus. According to the guidelines, the Centre has allowed the re-opening of cinema halls and multiplexes from October 15.