The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of things around us to a pause last year, this time. As for the team of Rohit Shetty‘s Sooryavanshi, the film’s theatrical release was pushed indefinitely due to the shutting down of theatres as a precautionary measure.
Now, given the industry is slowly getting back to work and theatres were allowed to function with 50-100% capacity in many cities, the makers of Sooryavanshi and other films announced revised release dates of their films. The Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer was all set to release this April 30th, 2021.
But now, the sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases in the past few days in Maharashtra especially, night shows have been stopped and night curfews have been put in place. The general uncertainty and people’s safety concerns have forced theatres to hold the release of such a big-budget film, thus further postponing the film’s release indefinitely.
A Times Of India report states that the director, Rohit, refused to go for an OTT release last year, and even now is reportedly still contemplating it. The report further states that they could go for a simultaneous theatrical and OTT release or have an OTT release 14 days post theatrical release.
What the makers will finally decide is something we need to wait and watch. Apart from Sooryavanshi, Amitabh Bachchan‘s Chehre is also another film whose theatrical release has been pushed indefinitely.