Sooryavanshi release date postponed, new date will be announced later
New Delhi : Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif's upcoming movie Sooryavanshi will not release on the announced date due to the coronavirus outbreak in India, leading to closure of many movie theaters. The makers have said that the movie will be released when the time will be right.
The statement read, "Sooryavanshi is an experience that we have created for you with over a year of dedication and hard work, and the response we received for its trailer was nothing less than electrifying and made it clear that this film truly belongs to its audience... We have been as excited as you are to present the film to you and your family, but due to the recent outburst of the COVID - 19 (Coronavirus), we, the makers, have decided to postpone the release of your film Sooryavanshi, keeping in mind the health and safety of our beloved audience... And therefore, Sooryavanshi will be back for you just when the time is right... After all, safety comes first... Until then, keep the excitement alive, take good care of yourself and stay strong... We shall pull through this... -Team SOORYAVANSHI."
Karan Johar, who is producing the film, wrote, "We’ll see you back at the movies when the time is right. Stay safe everyone."
Akshay wrote, "Because our safety always, always comes first. Stay safe and take care of yourself."
Till Thursday night, India had registered 74 positive cases of coronavirus and one casualty in Karnataka. For the safety of people, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that all schools, colleges and cinema halls will remain shut in Delhi till March 31.