• Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Coronavirus outbreak: Will these Bollywood biggies hit the screens as per the schedule?

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Coronavirus has affected the Hindi film industry a lot. While the release of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Sooryavanshi has been postponed, the shooting of many films has been stalled due to coronavirus.

Now, in the upcoming months, many biggies are slated to release, but thanks to the theatres shutting down till 31st March (the date might get extended as well), and shooting schedules being postponed we are sure there would be changes in the release dates.

So, let’s look at the list of films that might have a change in the release date…


The first big release next month is Kabir Khan’s ’83 which is slated to release on 10th April. The film stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone and it is about India’s victory at the World Cup in 1983. The trailer launch of the film was supposed to take place this month, but it has been postponed and even if things get normal on 1st April, we wonder if the makers will opt to release the film with just 10 days of the promotions.

Coolie No.1


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He’s a COOL 😎ie बहुत काम कराती हैं yeh Sara Ra

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The shooting of Coolie No. 1 is completed and recently Varun Dhawan even wrapped up the dubbing of the film. The movie is slated to release on 1st May 2020, but with other biggies getting postponed we are sure a lot of filmmakers would eye on the release date 1st May as it is a partial Holiday in India.


Coronavirus has affected the shooting schedule of Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. A few days ago, the makers were shooting for the last schedule of the film in Mumbai, but now as Producers Guild has suspended the shooting of all the films, we are sure Radhe is not on the track. The movie is slated to release in the next two months. We wonder if the shooting will be wrapped up on time and the film will be ready for a release on Eid.



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#jersey the prep begins.

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Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey has also faced a delay in the shooting because of coronavirus. The movie is slated to release in August and the makers might speed up once things are normal. But we won’t be surprised if they decide to postpone the release date and make the film without being in a hurry.

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a notice to Mumbai Film City that all the shootings happening there should be stalled. The film that has been affected by this is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  Gangubai Kathiawadi which stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role. We all know that SLB is known for making movies with perfection and he won’t let the release date affect the quality of the film. So, we won’t be surprised if Gangubai Kathiawadi gets postponed. The film is currently slated to release on 11th September 2020.



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Mark your calendars for #Brahmastra 🌟 Releasing 04.12.2020

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Brahmastra has been in the making from the past many years and finally, the film was slated to release this year in December. But it is said that because of coronavirus, the final schedule of the film has been postponed. The Ayan Mukerji directorial is high on VFX and we are sure it would take a lot of time in the post-production. So, Brahmastra might get once again postponed and would release in 2021.


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