This month, Akshay Kumar-fronted Bell Bottom became the first big Hindi film to arrive in theatres after the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hit India in April this year. The movie revived the theatre business that was on a halt for over a year-and-a-half. The film has done well critically and has been performing well at the box-office too, considering the conditions.
Even though the film couldn’t open across all over India with theatres being shut in some territories, including Maharashtra that comprises about 30 per cent of the all-India business, it didn’t deter the confidence of the makers of Bell Bottom. The film still arrived in theatres and in 3D on August 20. And the team has been appreciating and lauding the efforts of theatre owners who are making the screening of the film possible in such difficult and new times.
In a recent tweet, Akshay Kumar asserted how he was filled with pride seeing the film being shown in a theatre in Leh, Ladakh. “Makes my heart swell with pride that Bell Bottom was screened at World’s highest mobile theatre at Leh in Ladakh. At an altitude of 11562 ft, the theatre can operate at -28 degrees C. What an amazing feat!” he said in the tweet.
The Ranjit Tewari-directorial also features Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles and tells a true story of a hijacking incident that occurred during the tenure of Indira Gandhi as the prime minister of India.
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