Film production company Yash Raj Films have decided to postpone their upcoming con-drama film ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ due to rising Covid-19 cases across the country. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh gave an update about the release of the film on social media on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter Taran Adarsh wrote, “#BreakingNews: #BuntyAurBabli2 – which was scheduled to release in *cinemas* on 23 April 2021 – has been postponed… #YRF will announce the new release date later. #SaifAliKhan, #RaniMukerji, #SiddhantChaturvedi #Sharvari.”
The film featuring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and newcomer Sharvari Wagh was scheduled to open in theatres on April 23, 2021. A new release date of the Varun Sharma directorial will be announced later by Yash Raj Films.
In a follow-up tweet, Taran revealed that the production house has decided to push back the theatrical release of the film due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. “Due to the spike in #Covid19 cases and the impact on the entertainment industry in #India, #YRF has taken the call to push the release of #BuntyAurBabli2 ahead,” he wrote on Twitter.
‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is the second instalment of YRF’s 2005 released hit film Bunty Aur Babli. The first part of the film starred Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. In the second installment, Saif Ali Khan will step into the shoes of Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji will reprise her role in the second part whereas, newcomers Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh are new additions in the franchise.
This comes just a month after Yash Raj Films announcing the release dates of their upcoming films. There is no update on the release date of films such as Ranveer Singh’s ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, Akshay Kumar starrer period-drama ‘Prithviraj’, and Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Shamshera’.
Apart from ‘Bunty Aut Babli 2’, Siddhant Chaturvedi will next be seen in Excel Entertainment’s ‘Phone Bhoot’ and ‘Yudhra’. Whereas, Saif Ali Khan will feature in ‘Bhoot Police’ and ‘Adipurush’ and Rani Mukerji will be seen in ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway’.
Story has been sourced from News Helpline