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Sooryavanshi Exhibitors To Avoid Clash With Salman Khan’s Antim And Marvel’s Eternals In The Theatres; Deny Sharing Screens


September 29, 2021

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Sooryavanshi exhibitors have demanded 100 per cent screen space at the theatres to which theatres owners have given a big thumbs up. We wonder if makers of Antim and Eternals will postpone the release date

It was recently announced by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, that the theatres in the state will be reopened from October 22 this year. The filmmakers are rushing to announce the release date of their upcoming projects. Rohit Shetty immediately announced the date of release of his most anticipated film Sooryavanshi. He took to his Instagram account and dropped a photo with the CMO Uddhav Thackrey while he announced the date of release of Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi. Sooryavanshi is scheduled to release during Diwali, on November 5 to be precise.

As the theatres were closed for more than 18 months, the filmmakers were on the roll to announce the release dates. As a result, we witnessed a clash of the release dates of several films. Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi and Mahesh Manjrekar’s Antim: The Final Truth had clashed with each other. Now, as per of one the leading news portal, the makers of Sooryavanshi have started calling up theatre owners to tell them that their film will not share screens with any other movie releasing on the same date. Interestingly, the theatre owners have nodded a yes to the makers.

Reportedly, the makers of Sooryavanshi are demanding 100 percent screens, as a result, Antim and Marvel’s Eternals might get postponed. The leading distributor Sunil Wadhwa, who is distributing Sooryavanshi in the Bombay Circuit while talking to a leading daily said that they welcome the decision of the Maharashtra State Government to reopen cinemas and it has given them immense pleasure to announce the most awaited film of the year Sooryavanshi as a Diwali release for not only the exhibitors but also for the moviegoers who were waiting for a big tentpole film. He also said that they are awaiting the SOP guidelines for Maharashtra based on which their distribution strategy will be planned.

(Also Read: Sooryavanshi To Release On Diwali: Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh Share BTS Photo Ft. Them With Ajay Devgn And Rohit Shetty; Actor Duo Is Ecstatic)

Sunil Wadhwa went on to add that all exhibitors have given them their solidarity to showcase Sooryavanshi with 100 percent screen space, in fact in other states where cinemas have already reopened there is still a big chunk of cinemas that will open only with Sooryavanshi.

Talking about the two films, Sooryavanshi along with Akshay Kumar also stars Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, and Ranveer Singh. While Mahesh Manjrekar directorial Antim: The Final Truth stars Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma in the lead roles.

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