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Coronavirus crisis: Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai to miss its Eid release date


Just like any other business across the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has crippled showbiz as well. In Bollywood, the release date of several high-profile movies has been deferred and the shooting of all upcoming projects cancelled.

Superstar Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai was one of the most awaited films of 2020. It was scheduled to arrive in theatres on Eid 2020. However, if reports are to be believed, the movie will not be ready for its theatrical release on Eid as its last schedule is yet to be wrapped up. The shoot can be resumed only after the Coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

 

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A source close to the movie informs an entertainment portal, “The shoot was supposed to get over earlier. But the Thailand schedule had to be cancelled, again due to the Coronavirus scare. It was then shifted to Mumbai. Finally, only 8-10 days of shoot remained. This included patchwork and a song featuring the lead actors Salman Khan and Disha Patani. The target was to wrap up the filming by month-end. The unit was strictly following all safety guidelines and using sanitizers. Sadly, a decision was taken on March 16 that no film shoot shall take place from March 19. Then, on March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a lockdown until April 14. As a result, things went for a toss.”

The source goes on to add, “Even the post-production of the scenes that were already filmed have come to a standstill. With VFX studios and other such workplaces shut, most of the work can be completed once the lockdown is lifted. And not to forget, the shoot is still left.”

 

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Talking about the possibility of the film’s release on Eid, the source says, “Even if lockdown is lifted and the team resumes work, it will be a challenge for them to finish everything in less than 40 days since Eid falls on May 23. Hence, with a heavy heart, we have to come to terms with the fact that the film won’t be able to release on the said date.”

Apart from Salman Khan and Disha Patani, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai also stars Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff. Prabhu Deva is the director of the film.