Akshay Kumar‘s Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh‘s 83 has been awaiting the traditional theatrical release for a long time now. While the former was slated to release on March 25, the latter was scheduled for April 10. However, due to the coronavirus induced lockdown, the releases were postponed.
Now, Reliance Entertainment has taken to its official Twitter account and said that they are positive that the films will release on Diwali and Christmas.
We are very confident that the ongoing theatrical exhibition situation will improve much in time for the release of our awaited films, Sooryavanshi and 83, this Diwali and Christmas, respectively. pic.twitter.com/sHr0fhMgBm
— Reliance Entertainment (@RelianceEnt) August 23, 2020
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Shibasish Sarkar, the CEO of Reliance Entertainment also talked about the possibility of the films releasing on the OTT platforms. He said— “We are 100% inclined to take the theatrical route. However, at the same time, we don’t want to delay the release further than practically possible. That means we will not like to push release dates beyond Diwali / Christmas. So the first option is to go theatrical if cinemas open up and audiences are back.”
He further said that—”If either cinema halls don’t open or corona impact increases many folds…and audiences are not coming… Or in some states theatres open and in some states they won’t…in those scenarios, we will have to explore all options.”