- Akshay Kumar thanked the Maharashtra CM for allowing cinema halls to reopen in the state. See his post here.
Posted on September 25, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Akshay Kumar’s much awaited movie Suryavanshi is all set for a theatrical release this Diwali. Suryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, stars Akshay along with Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif and Gulshan Grover.
With this, Suryavanshi faces a box office clash with Eternals. Earlier this month, Disney announced that the superhero movie would be released in theaters around the world on November 5th. Diwali falls on November 4 this year.
Akshay Kumar welcomed Maharashtra’s decision to reopen cinema halls in the state from October 22 and announced the release date of his film. He shared a picture from the movie sets and wrote, “Many families are thanking Uddhav Thackeray today! Thank you for allowing the re-opening of cinema halls in Maharashtra from October 22 ”
Rohit shared a picture with the Maharashtra CM and wrote on social media, “Thanks to our esteemed Chief Minister Shri Uddhav Thackeray, theaters in Maharashtra will be reopened from October 22. And finally !!! We can say that this Diwali … AA RAHI HAI POLICE.
After originally scheduled for release in March 2020, Suryavanshi had to postpone the outbreak early last year. The 2020 Diwali release is also planned but has not materialized. Another release date, April 30, 2021, has also not been kept due to various Kovid-19 related sanctions across the country.
Distributors and exhibitors have urged the Maharashtra government to reopen movie theaters after Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom came into theaters in July and was discouraged at the box office. The state is a major player in the box office collection for Hindi films in the country. On Saturday, a delegation of filmmakers and theater owners, including Shetty, met Thackeray to discuss the resumption of cinema halls across Maharashtra.
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Suryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Cop Universe’. He has hit Ajay Devgn movies, Singam and Singham Returns. He also has a Simba film starring Ranveer Singh-Sara Ali Khan.