This week was a roller-coaster - plenty of ups and downs for the Indian film fraternity and the fans as well. We saw a bunch of upsetting news and a few good news as well. Covid scare, film postponed, new superhit releases - the week had it all. Check out the highlights of the week at a glance.
Vakeel Saab - The Big Drama During Release & Reluctance
In Disclosing Day 1 CollectionsAhead of the release, Vakeel Saab has landed in several last-minute troubles, including cancellation of benefit shows and an overnight G. O . was passed to stop ticket hike in Andhra Pradesh. Many fans alleged a political conspiracy behind it and vandalized the cinema halls, while anti-fans trended #DisasterVakeelSaab hashtags on social media. However, the film got positive responses from the critics and audience alike on day one, but coming to the collections, once again Vakeel Saab faced a glitch because of political pressure. As the AP government ordered the exhibitors and distributors to refund the differential of increased prices, the calculation of collections got pended at many places.
COVID-19 Scare Continues In Bollywood
The second wave of Covid got only worse this week. The week started with the news of Akshay Kumar being tested positive for novel coronavirus. The actor has been admitted to Hiranandani Hospital. After him, 45 junior artists from Ram Setu set have tested Corona positive. Bollywood actors Govinda, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif also tested positive for COVID-19.
Sooryavanshi and Thalaivi Release Delayed Due To COVID
With the rising numbers of Covid cases and lockdown-ish conditions in Maharashtra, many filmmakers pushed back their movie releases for an indefinite time. Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif's much-awaited film Sooryavanshi release has been delayed again. Kangana Ranaut's much-talked-about film Thalaivi which was supposed to release on April 23 won't be out on the scheduled date.
After Love Story, many big films have heard to postpone the release, and Pushpa is one among them. According to the reports, Pushpa scheduled for August 13h release might probably get postponed to December. Makers are looking for the right date that can take advantage of both the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Bollywood Superstar In Ram Charan - Shankar's RC15?
According to the latest ongoing buzz, Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan was in talks to play a pivotal cameo role in the much-talked-about project RC15, which marks the first time collaboration of Ram Charan and Shankar.
Priyanka Chopra To Present BAFTA Awards
Priyanka Chopra Jonas will present at the 74th British Academy Film Awards this year. British Academy of Film and Television Arts ((BAFTA) has made the official announcement recently. The award ceremony will take place on 10th and 11th April at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Agent: Akhil Akkineni STUNS With His Makeover
On the occasion of Akhil Akkineni's birthday on the 8th of April, the makers of his upcoming film released the title and first look poster this morning. Titled Agent, the film directed by Surender Reddy is touted to be a spy thriller. The first look poster showed Akhil in a complete makeover and he looked dashing with a beard and stylish hairdo.
Farhan Akhtar In An Marvel Studio Project!
Farhan Akhtar is working on a Marvel Studio project! The actor left Mumbai for the filming of the international project without making any announcement about his big break. Reportedly, the Sky Is Pink star is currently shooting for the film in Bangkok. However, the makers are yet to reveal anything about the film and Farhaan's character in it.