The coronavirus pandemic has created much impact in the Indian film industry, with the release date of a number of films being shuffled around.
Ajay Devgn’s upcoming 1971 Indo-Pak war drama, ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ has reportedly been shifted from an India Independence Day release to December 2020 due to the current climate. The film’s new release date is expected to coincide with the 49th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war.
A source told Mid-Day, “A week-long stint that includes filming some action sequences featuring Ajay Devgn, is left. Initially, the makers were toying with the idea of releasing it on January 26 next year, but then realised that Vijay Diwas, which commemorates India’s victory in the 1971 war, is celebrated on December 16. It is only fitting that a retelling of a chapter from the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war arrive at the theatres around the same time.”
Devgn’s other project, ‘Maidaan’, is now expected to hit cinemas in 2021.