Box Office: Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ release preponed

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There has been a rearrangement of dates for Bollywood releases after Dinesh Vijan’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ was preponed to 13th March, the original date for Karan Johar’s ‘Roohi Afzana’.

Johar kindly gave the date to Vijan, who decided to postpone his film to April. Now latest buzz suggests that Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’, which is scheduled to release on 27th March, taking up the advantage of the reshuffle. It is now reportedly going to release on 25th March.

A source told Bollywood Hungama, “The makers of Sooryavanshi are releasing the film on March 25. It’s a Wednesday and a part-holiday on account of Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. Most parts of the country obviously won’t celebrate this festival and yet, the makers feel that the movie can get an earth-shattering opening. The content is very massy and they are confident that audiences are looking forward to seeing Akshay Kumar in a Rohit Shetty style flick. Hence, they felt it’s just fair to arrive a little early and make use of the open window. They also want to accumulate as much earnings as possible before another juggernaut, ’83, releases on April 10.”

The source adds, “Maddock Films and Jio Studios, the producers of Angrezi Medium, have been apprised of the plans of Sooryavanshi’s change of release date and from what we have heard, they are fine with the decision. They are happy that the Irrfan Khan-starrer will get a clear 12-day window and they also hope that the film will get moviegoers in cinemas after Sooryavanshi’s release as well.”

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