In the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 which has hit the state of Maharashtra, the makers of Akshay Kumar’s cop drama, Sooryavanshi, have announced that the film will not release on April 30 as was announced previously.
This comes in the wake of Kumar’s diagnosis and hospitalisation due to COVID-19. Many celebrities have tested positive for the virus recently including Kartik Aaryan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt and Bhumi Pednekar.
Noted film critic and trade analyst Komal Nahta took to Twitter and shared the news with fans. He also wrote how Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has lauded filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s effort.
Rohit Shetty postpones ‘Sooryavanshi’ release from April 30 in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray appreciates Rohit’s action.
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) April 5, 2021
Akshay Kumar will be seen in a cop avatar in Rohit Shetty’s directorial venture ‘Sooryavanshi’ which also stars Katrina Kaif in the lead role opposite him. ‘Sooryavanshi’ is the third film in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe after Ajay Devgn’s ‘Singham’ and Ranveer-starrer ‘Simmba’.