Omicron Outbreak Postpones the Release Of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj

The audience has been anticipating the big YRF release of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Prithviraj’ for quite some time now. The film directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi under the YRF banner will also mark the debut of the former Miss World Manushi Chhillar. The initial date for the release was scheduled to be on January 21, 2022. However, it has been postponed due to Omicron and the steep rise in Covid cases in India.

A source said: “When you have a sure shot blockbuster at hand that will appeal to audiences across the country, you can’t gamble with such a huge product. ‘Prithviraj’ will massively aid in bringing people back to the theaters and it can’t be released at a time when it won’t fulfil this purpose. Business-wise too it doesn’t make sense to compromise a film that will rake in the moolah at the box office. It’s a no-brainer to postpone the film and gauge Omicron and the Covid-19 scenario before taking a call on the next release date of the film.”

YRF was waiting till the last minute to see if the situation in India and overseas improves but the pace with which coronavirus cases are accelerating, it forced their hand to hold on to the biggest title.” The source added: “Everyone is looking at ‘Prithviraj’ to take the box-office by storm and set some new milestones in the post-pandemic era and YRF is committed to this belief. They will put this project out when it can set the box-office on fire.”

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Check out the official teaser for Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Prithviraj

The surge in cases has resulted in strict regulations across India and some markets like New Delhi also decided to shut theatres.

We hope that the cases tone down and everything is functional once again. Until then, let us know in the comments what are your thoughts on this upcoming movie.

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