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Ever since the Union government has allowed the cinema halls to function at 100% occupancy, the trade and industry can't stop being excited. Till now, the theatres were asked to function at 50% occupancy. This led to several filmmakers to push their big and mid-sized films ahead as they didn't find it practical to release their movie in such a scenario. With 100% occupancy allowed, the trade and therefore the exhibition sector is hopeful that this new announcement will finally cause a line-up of some exciting films.
Meanwhile, trade is abuzz with the speculation that Sooryavanshi, the much-awaited film starring Akshay Kumar, directed by Rohit Shetty, is ready to release on 2nd April 2021, that is, on the day of excellent Friday. While there has been no official confirmation on this aspect, the action-packed flick is indeed releasing in theatres on the said date! "Rohit Shetty is starting the conversation with the theatre owners. Co-producer Reliance Entertainment is additionally a neighbourhood of those meetings. The makers want to unravel all the problems cropping up like payment of VPF (virtual print fee), distribution, shortening of the window between OTT and theatrical release, etc., with the exhibitors. they're confident that there would soon be a consensus over these issues."
The source also adds, "The team plans to announce the release date during a grand fashion. It'll surely be something to observe out for. After all, this is often the primary BIG film of Bollywood to release post-lockdown. The film team goes to tug out all the stops to make sure that enough buzz is generated about the release of the film."
When asked when team Sooryavanshi plans to announce the new release date, the source said, "It's expected to happen next week. It won't be surprising if the announcement takes place on the 9th, which is Akshay Kumar's lucky number!"
With Akshay Kumar, Sooryavanshi also featuring Katrina Kaif, Jaaved Jaaferi, Jackie Shroff, and Sikandar Kher. It's a neighbourhood of the cop universe, comprising Singham (essayed by Ajay Devgn) and Simmba (essayed by Ranveer Singh). Both these actors even have special appearances in the film also. This actioner was originally scheduled to release on 24th March 2020 but was then postponed thanks to the Coronavirus scare.