The Delhi government's decision to close schools, cinemas, and gyms in light of increasing cases of the Covid virus has raised questions about the release of Bollywood movies that were scheduled to hit theaters in January.
Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starring in 'Jersey', which was set to hit screens on Friday, postponed the film's release until 2022. We believe this decision was made because of Omicron's growing concerns in the country. While the theaters in Delhi have closed their doors, Maharashtra is also working on an occupancy rate of just 50 percent. Due to these obstacles, the creators of "Jersey" decided to cancel the film's theatrical release.
According to the latest reports, the decision to close theaters has once again hampered Bollywood's release schedule. In addition to 'Jersey', films like Prabhas's 'Radhe Shyam', Ram Charan's 'RRR', Akshay Kumar's Prithviraj, and John Abraham's Attack are slated for January. In addition, Hollywood movies such as "The King's Man" and Jared Leto's "Morbius" are also scheduled to be shown on the big screen.
While it is said that films such as 'RRR' and 'Radhe Shyam' will not be affected by the measure as they have their own markets in the south, the same cannot be said for Bollywood films.
There have been rumors that Akshay's 'Prithviraj' was delayed. But sources close to the project said, "There is no such plan yet. It is waiting and seeing for all of us. So there is no need to make such speculation."
Reports indicate that mall stores have also been instructed to operate odd-even, as a yellow alert has been issued across the state.