Film industry on a backfoot

After the second wave, the entertainment industry had come back on track with the gradual opening of theaters then the panic of Omicron once again took the industry on the back foot. Due to the ever-increasing Covid cases in India, theaters have been closed in many states of the country, due to which the release of most of the big films releasing in January has been pushed forward.
RRR
Pan India film RRR directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was scheduled to release on 7th January, but now the film has gone ahead. The makers announced a week ago that the film would not be postponed under any circumstances, although the makers have postponed the film three days before its release due to the closure of cinemas. Due to the postponement of the release, the makers have suffered a loss of about Rs. 1.25 crores. The film stars Alia Bhatt, Junior NTR and Ramcharan are in lead roles.
Radhe Shyam
Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s film Radhe – Shyam has also been postponed due to Corona. The film was scheduled to release in theaters on January 14 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The makers have cited the increasing cases of Covid as the reason for the film’s postponement on January 5.
Prithviraj
Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer film Prithviraj was scheduled to release on January 21, which has now been postponed. The makers have announced the postponement of the film on Monday. Makers say that this is a big film which will not be of any use by releasing it at the time of Covid.
Jersey
Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer film Jersey was scheduled to release on December 31, however, seeing the box office collection of 83 in the Corona period, the makers have pushed it forward. At present, no official announcement has been made regarding which month the film will be released.
Ponnian Selvan
The shooting of Mani Ratnam’s film Ponnian Selvan was to start in Madhya Pradesh from this month, but it has been put on hold. Aishwarya Rai is in the lead role in the film.
Luka Chuppi 2
Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khani’s Luka Chuppi 2 was to be shot in Indore by January 27, but the makers will wrap up the shooting in a week in view of the rising corona cases.
Katrina’s untitled film
Vipul Shah was about to start a film with Katrina Kaif in Jhabua near Bhopal, but question marks have been raised on that too.
Merry Christmas
Katrina’s upcoming film Merry Christmas was to be shot in Mumbai from January 7. Most of the night scenes were to be shot for the film, but it has been postponed due to night curfew. The studio owners have been strictly instructed not to shoot at night.
10:44 Ve 4G 1 Pathan 50% Vipul Shah was about to start a film with Katrina Kaif in Jhabua near Bhopal, but question marks have been raised on that too. Merry Christmas Katrina’s upcoming film Merry Christmas was to be shot in Mumbai from January 7. Most of the night scenes were to be shot for the film, but it has been postponed due to night curfew. The studio owners have been strictly instructed not to shoot at night. Malayalam film remake
The shooting of the Hindi remake of the upcoming Malayalam film starring John Abraham and Kartik Aaryan has gone on hold. The shooting was to take place in Uttarakhand where night curfew is in place.
Pathan
Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming film Pathan was to be shot in Spain from the first week of January, but it has been canceled due to Covid. The makers are planning a schedule for Spain in February instead of January due to Omicron’s growing case in Europe.

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