The moves follow an announcement by authorities in the state of Maharashtra, India’s biggest box office territory, that cinemas can re-open on Oct. 22 as the pandemic dies down.
From Reliance Entertainment, Rohit Shetty’s cop drama “Sooryavanshi,” starring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif, will open Nov. 4, during the Diwali holiday period. Kabir Khan’s “83,” starring Ranveer Singh, which recounts the Indian men’s cricket team win in the 1983 World Cup, has locked in a Christmas 2021 slot. It will now compete with Viacom18’s “Forrest Gump” remake “Laal Singh Chaddha,” starring Aamir Khan, which has also set a Christmas date.
Yash Raj Films’ comedy “Bunty Aur Babli 2,” starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh, will release Nov. 19. The