After a fresh order was issued on Sunday, Central Government said cinema halls and movie theatres across India will be allowed to operate with 100% capacity from February 1, easing the earlier restriction of 50% capacity. The move has been a great relief and the film fraternity celebrated the decision as this has finally opened the field for the release of films.
Director Rohit Shetty’s much-awaited cop drama, ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar with Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh is expected to be the first major Hindi film release after the decision. The film production took a stall last March due to the pandemic and there is a strong buzz in the industry about the film’s release on either the Holi or the Good Friday weekend.
Soon after the new order was released by I&B, Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment have gotten into a discussion with the multiplexes and single screens. “Rohit has always been a firm believer of big screen entertainment, which is the reason why he held back on the theatrical release of Sooryavanshi over a year, despite having multiple offers from OTT platforms. Even today, he is standing with a mega offer from not one but two OTT platforms, but he wants to stand by the commitment of bringing the cop universe saga in cinema halls, but expects better terms from the exhibition sector in return,” quoted by a close source.