Akshay Kumar’s much awaited epic Prithviraj based on one of India’s greatest warrior Prithviraj Chauhan has been postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases.
The postponement of Prithviraj follows the announcement of S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR due to the same reason.
Like RRR the trade source says the makers of Prithviraj also waited and have finally decided to postponed the release of the film till further notice.
is an historical action drama film directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films.
Based on one of India’s greatest warrior King Prithviraj Chauhan - a Rajput king from the Chahamana dynasty. The movie stars Akshay Kumar as Prithviraj Chauhan, while ex beauty queen Manushi Chhillar makes her Hindi film debut by playing her role Sanyogita.
Prithviraj also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij and Lalit Tiwari in pivotal roles.
A statement from YRF says,
“When you have a sure shot blockbuster at hand that will appeal to audiences across the country, you can’t gamble with such a huge product. Prithviraj will massively aid in bringing people back to the theatres and it can’t be released at a time when it won’t fulfil this purpose. Business wise too it doesn’t make sense to compromise a film that will rake in the moolah at the box office. It’s a no-brainer to postpone the film and gauge omicron and the COVID-19 scenario before taking a call on the next release date of the film,” reveals a trade source.
“YRF was waiting till the last minute to see if the situation in India and overseas improves but the pace with which coronavirus cases are accelerating, it forced their hand to hold on to the biggest title. Everyone is looking at Prithviraj to take the box office by storm and set some new milestones in the post-pandemic era and YRF is committed to this belief. They will put this project out when it can set the box office on fire,” the source adds.
Prithviraj was scheduled to release on Jan 21 2022.