After the makers of Sooryavanshi and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, the makers of ’83 have postponed the release of the film. In an official statement released on Friday, the makers of the Ranveer Singh starrer revealed that they are pushing the release date of their film indefinitely and will arrive on the screen when it’s safe to do so. Also Read - After Releasing New Song on Coronavirus, Dhinchak Pooja Inspires a Meme Fest on Twitter
The makers added that they are depending on the return of normalcy in the market to decide upon the new release date. Here’s what the full statement read: “In the wake of the risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the growing health concerns, the release of 83 has been put on hold. We will take a decision regarding the next course of action once the conditions return to normal. We urge our fans to take all the necessary precautions and take care of their loved ones. 83 is a film about fighting the odds and we hope we all will bounce back from this soon.
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’83 is the third Bollywood movie to have got postponed due to the growing infection of the coronavirus worldwide. The Indian government has announced a partial lockdown and the entire film industry has been shutdown. While the release dates have been pushed, the shoots have been suspended. FWICE and other cinema bodies have created funds to help the wage workers.
Directed by Kabir Khan, ’83 is one of the most anticipated films of the year. It tells the story of India’s 1983 cricket world cup win under the leadership of former skipper Kapil Dev. Ranveer plays the lead role while Deepika Padukone portrays the role of Kapil’s wife Romi Dev in the film. It was scheduled to hit the screens on April 10.