In the last few days, we have seen a massive spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. We are going through what they call, the second wave of the pandemic. This is especially widespread in Maharashtra, which has resulted in the government imposing a partial lockdown in the state.
This means shutting down public places that attract a crowd, like theatres.Only in the beginning of this year, the Government allowed the theatres to run at 50-100% capacity. This led to a lot of filmmakers announcing the re-release of their films. But unfortunately, due to the uncertainty that is looming over us again, releasing the films has become doubtful yet again.
One of the big budget films that was set to release was Rohit Shetty‘s Sooryavanshi starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. We told you about how the film might get delayed. Just yesterday, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, had a discussion with director Rohit Shetty. In the meeting, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray is said to have appreciated Rohit as he took the brave and difficult decision of postponing Sooryavanshi owing to the current COVID situation in the state.
Though we were super thrilled to finally be catching the mass entertainer on screen after a whole year of delay, it is only reasonable that we all stand together and do all that we can to help contain the spread of the virus.
Here’s hoping that we get to see Sooryavanshi, and all the other films that were up for theatrical release very soon once the situation gets better.