In August, megastar Akshay Kumar became the first actor to resume shooting for a feature film as he jetted off to the UK for a start-to-finish schedule of the spy thriller, Bell Bottom. Within a short span of 35 days, he wrapped up shooting for the film and announced that it would release theatrically on April 2, 2021. Now, according to a report by Bollywood Hungama that the much-anticipated film has been officially pushed from it’s original announced date.
According to the publication, a source was quoted as saying— “The makers have decided to now delay the film by two months and bring it in June. The primary reason for the delay has got to do with the fact that Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi is looking to release in the one-month window of March 15 to April 15. It would be stupid to bring two Akshay Kumar films in a span of 30 days on the big screen, particularly in between this pandemic.”
The film is currently in the post-production phase and the final edit is expected to be ready by February. The publication quoted a source as saying— “Yes, the film will be ready by mid-February and as things stand today, the makers are okay to hold it for two months more than the stipulated release date to bring it on the big screen. The scenario on ground is improving and hence, it’s imperative to support cinema halls now.”
The movie also stars Vani Kapoor and Lara Dutta in pivotal roles.