There is a lot going around the discussion related to “Sooryavanshi” directed by Rohit Shetty, It is an action pack movie from his super cop genre. The movie is starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, while the cameos will be played by Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, reprising their previous roles as “Singham” and “Simmba”. Speculation is rife that after expecting almost a year to release due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sooryavanshi may not meet its 2nd April deadline in multiplexes, and therefore the movie could probably only hit single screens, which could also mean a simultaneous OTT release that people were not expecting as well as something Shetty dearly wanted to avoid since the start, hence the prolonged wait. So, why the new obstacles after the govt have allowed 100% occupancy to be renewed in theatres.
A source high within the industry’s distribution circles informs that Reliance Entertainment, one among the producers (Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar being the opposite two) as also the distributor of Sooryavanshi has made a stiff demand to all or any multiplex chains across the country. Basically, they need every plex chain to pay a hefty lump sum fee before the discharge of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer, the quantity that they are not only unwilling to barter on, but also stipulate that said lumpsum fee comes with no minimum guarantee of return once the film opens at the box-office. What is more, this deal is meant to be inked additionally to the fixed sharing ratio between the multiplexes and producers, which might normally exist for a period of three weeks. The Kabir Khan directorial, ’83, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, and Saqib Saleem amongst an enormous ensemble cast, would likely come forth with an equivalent term since that film has also been bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment.
Sooryavanshi is about to release on 2nd April while ’83 is watching a release window between 11th and 25th June. With considerable time left for both films to hit screens, let us keep our fingers crosses that each one of the parties involved can find a path they would all be equally happy to traverse in order that these big-budget multi-starrer releases across big screens within the country like they are meant to and not on OTT platforms. As well as audiences are also waiting eagerly to watch these mega starrer movies on the silver screen rather than watching on OTT platforms.
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