Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar-starrer Prithviraj postponed due to Omicron outbreak?

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Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Prithviraj’ is one of the most-anticipated films. It also stars Manushi Chhillar making her debut in the Bollywood industry. The film was scheduled to release in theatres on 21 January 2022, however, now due to the wake of rising cases of COVID-19’s Omicron variant in India, the makers have reportedly decided to postpone the release date of the film.

According to Bollywood Hungama, “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.”

Further, the source added: “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.”


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The film is based on life of Prithviraj Chauhan a Rajput king from the Chahamana dynasty. Akshay essays the role of Prithviraj Chauhan, while Manushi will be playing her role Sanyogita. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij and Lalit Tiwari.

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