Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ not releasing on Diwali

MUMBAI: Superstar Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action feature “Sooryavanshi” will not be releasing on Diwali, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Sibashish Sarkar said on Thursday.
The studio had announced in June this year that the film will hit the theatres on Diwali, while their another release Ranveer Singh’s “83” will arrive on Christmas.
Though the theatres are still shut across the country, they are expected to reopen from October 15 after the Union Home Ministry permitted cinemas and multiplexes to resume operations with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will be issuing a standard operating procedure (SOP) for cinemas soon.
Sarkar is happy with the Government’s decision but he is still unsure whether all the theatres will be operational by October 15.
Given the uncertainty, Sarkar said it is not practically possible to release “Sooryavanshi” on Diwali.
“One thing is clear, we are not releasing any film on Diwali. No other decision has been taken. It is not possible to release a film on Diwali now. As of now, all cinema houses are not opening from October 15. Even if it opens on November 1, how can you release a film in 10 or 15 days notice period?” he told reporters.
He said the makers are yet to take a call on the new release date of the Rohit Shetty-directed film. (AGENCIES)