MUMBAI: With at least 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, the virus' outbreak has posed threats to many events, out of which many of them have gotten canceled or postponed. Now, the release date of much-awaited movies 'Sooryavanshi' and ''83' might also be delayed due to the deadly virus that has been rapidly spreading across the world.
Group CEO of Reliance Entertainment, Shibashish Sarkar, hinted towards the possible delay of both the films if the situation does not get better. However, as of now, they are scheduled to be released on their original dates.
He said, "No decision taken yet. We are talking daily but as of now, things stand as is – that is the films will release on their original dates. If at all we need to look at a change, we will do so closer to the delivery," adding that the producers are not in denial. He further said on the question of postponing, "Definitely we are thinking about it, the entire world is – be it any event, party or any gathering, everyone is thinking twice about organizing it."
The world of entertainment might see a downfall if the situation gets worse because of the novel virus. However, the latest release 'Baaghi 3', that stars Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor, has been witnessing a good run amid the scare. It has collected Rs 76.94 crore at the box-office in the last five days with the Holi holidays boosting its collection.
The Rohit Shetty directorial 'Sooryavanshi' starring Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar is scheduled to release on March 24th. On the other hand, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer ''83', which is directed by Kabir Khan, is slated to release on 10th April.
Talking about the situation of India suffering from the deadly virus, more than 50 cases have been tested positive whereas the others contacted with the infected ones are being monitored.