Owing to Coronavirus pandemic, the entertainment business is going in huge loss. With the theatres shut down, most of the filmmakers are opting for digital release. However, amidst the pandemic, some filmmakers are still sticking to theatre release. Having said that, reportedly, cinema halls are finally reopening in Maharashtra, putting all the distributors and producers back on the track. But the latest reports suggest that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer '83 is once postponed. Earlier, the film which was originally scheduled to release in April was pushed for Christmas release but now Reliance Entertainment CEO, Shibashish Sarkar is pushing Kabir Khan's directorial venture further ahead. As per a report published in BollywoodHungama, the film will now be releasing in the first quarter of 2021 while there's a possibility that Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji's Bunty Aur Babli 2 might take over the festive slot.
“Bunty Aur Babli 2 is an out and out entertainer and would make for an ideal watch on festive season and YRF is strongly considering a December release for the film featuring Siddhant Chaturvedi, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee. Aditya Chopra has been closely working in tandem with Reliance to chalk out his release calendar as he understands the efforts taken by Reliance to hold on to 2 big films – Sooryavanshi and 83 for a theatrical release. He is in no mood to clash in the midst of pandemic and has decided to bring a YRF film on Diwali only because 83, Sooryavanshi or any other film is not releasing,” a trade source told Bollywood Hungama.
With '83 pushing the dates further, Aditya Chopra is eyeing for Christmas, ensuring a merry Christmas for exhibitors with Bunty Aur Babli 2.
Meanwhile, the reports also mentioned that the makers are planning to release '83 Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi between January to March 2021. ALSO READ: Bunty Aur Babli 2: Sharvari And Siddhant Chaturvedi Pose With Seniors Rani Mukerji And Saif Ali Khan As They Call For A Film Wrap Up
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