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The Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office announced on Saturday that theatres in the state will reopen from 22 October. Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has now announced that his film Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar, will release this Diwali.
Shetty shared a picture with Uddhav Thackeray on Instagram and wrote, “Thanks to our Honourable Chief Minister, Shri Uddhav Thackeray, theatres in Maharashtra to reopen from 22nd October. And FINALLY!!! we can say, This DIWALI… AA RAHI HAI POLICE…”
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, producer Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios), and representatives of national multiplexes like PVR and INOX attended a meeting with Thackeray on Saturday to discuss the reopening of Maharashtra’s theatres.
Pen Marudhar Director Sanjay Chatar, Multiplex Association of India President Kamal Gianchandani, Inox Leisure CEO Alok Tandon, Cinepolis CEO Devang Sampat, and Carnival Cinemas CEO Kunal Sawhney also attended the meeting.
Sooryavanshi is an action film which is part of Rohit Shetty’s Cop Universe. Actors Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh from the franchise’s previous films Singham and Simmba will also make cameo appearances in the film. The film is produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez, Dharma Productions, and Cape of Good Films.
Akshay Kumar plays DCP Veer Sooryavanshi opposite Katrina Kaif. The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Niharica Raizada, and Gulshan Grover. The film was scheduled to release on 24 March, 2020 but was then postponed to 30 April 2021. Sooryavanshi’s release was further pushed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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