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BREAKING: Akshay Kumar’s first historical period drama Prithviraj, postponed due to the increasing threat of Corona, will no longer be released on January 21

By Fenil Seta, Jan 4, 2022 – 11:10 hrs IS

The growing threat of Corona’s new variant Omicron has once again raised the concern of the country. In view of the rapidly spreading corona infection, the state government of the country is implementing necessary Kovid restrictions and in this, many states first ordered the closure of cinemas. Firstly, the Delhi government ordered the closure of cinemas, due to which the release of Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey to be released on 31 December and SS Rajamouli’s RRR to be released on 7 January was postponed. And now another big mega-budget film has been included in this list, Prithviraj. Akshay Kumar’s first historical period drama film Prithviraj, which was to release in theaters on January 21, 2022, has now been postponed.

Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj postpone

In view of the increasing threat of Corona virus, the implementation of new Kovid restrictions seems to be putting a brake on the pace of the entertainment world once again. One after the other the release of the much awaited films is being postponed. No filmmaker wants to release his film in such an uncertain environment. Hence Yash Raj Films also decided to postpone the release of their upcoming mega-budget film Prithviraj from 21st January 2022. Bollywood Hungama has got exclusive information about this.

A trusted trade source told Bollywood Hungama, “When you have a film that is sure to be loved by the audience, you cannot take a risk by releasing your film in such an uncertain environment. Akshay’s Prithviraj is one such film that will bring huge audiences to the theatres. But it would not be right to release it at a time when an atmosphere of fear has arisen among people regarding Corona once again. At the same time, it will also have an effect on the box office collection of the film.

Waiting for the right time for the release of Prithviraj’s trailer and song

The source further added, “Yashraj was waiting till the last minute for the situation to improve but day by day the situation is getting worse so it would be the right decision to postpone the film. Everyone is looking forward to see Prithviraj create records at the box office and set some new milestones in the post-pandemic era and YRF also lives up to its belief.”

Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Prithviraj will see Akshay Kumar opposite Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar as Rani Sanyogita. Manushi is making her Bollywood debut with this film. Apart from these, Sanjay Dutt will be seen in the role of Mohammad Gauri, while Sonu Sood is playing the role of noted poet Chandbardai, who composed Prithviraj Raso on Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. Poet Chandbardai was very close to Emperor Prithviraj. So with this role, Sonu’s role will go along with Akshay in the film.

By the way, this is not the first time that the release of a big film of Akshay has been postponed, before that his cop drama Sooryavanshi also got postponed several times. But finally Sooryavanshi released in theaters on 5th November after a full year and a half and it made many records at the box office.

A source close to the industry says that the trailer and songs of Prithviraj have not even been released yet and the makers are waiting for the right time for this.



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