Today seems to be the day of shuffling for Bollywood. After the shuffle in the dates for Roohi Afzana, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, and Angrezi Medium, the speculation now is that the Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi might get proponed and may release before the said date.
Karan Johar took to Twitter to announced the shuffle. Angrezi Medium starring Irrfan Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan was scheduled to release on March 20 will now be hitting the big screen a week before on March 13. The same day was blocked for Janhvi Kapoor’s second film Gunjan Saxena, which is now pushed to April 24. Happens to be that Roohi Afzana starring Janhvi and Rajkummar Rao was slated to release on April 24 and is now pushed to June 5. (All releases slated for the year 2020)
Meanwhile, there is no release on March 20, which is exactly a week before Akshay’s Sooryavanshi is set to release. The makers have now decided to release the film on March 25.
A source close to the development in a chat with Bollywood Hungama said, “The makers of Sooryavanshi are releasing the film on March 25. It’s a Wednesday and a part-holiday on account of Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. Most parts of the country obviously won’t celebrate this festival and yet, the makers feel that the movie can get an earth-shattering opening. The content is very massy and they are confident that audiences are looking forward to seeing Akshay Kumar in a Rohit Shetty style flick. Hence, they felt it’s just fair to arrive a little early and make use of the open window. They also want to accumulate as much earnings as possible before another juggernaut, ’83, releases on April 10.”
“Maddock Films and Jio Studios, the producers of Angrezi Medium, have been apprised of the plans of Sooryavanshi’s change of release date and from what we have heard, they are fine with the decision. They are happy that the Irrfan Khan-starrer will get a clear 12-day window and they also hope that the film will get moviegoers in cinemas after Sooryavanshi’s release as well,” adds the source.
It was also reported this morning that the trailer of the film starring Katrina Kaif opposite Akshay Kumar is going to come out on March 2. We are waiting for any confirmation.