'Bell Bottom' will not clash with 'Fast & Furious 9'
Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom is the first big banner Bollywood movie that is set to have a theatrical release since the cinemas have opened their doors. Earlier, it was going to clash with Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious 9, but a recent report claims makers have postponed the release of the Hollywood film to September 3. Now, August 19 will welcome the Kumar-starrer only.
Initially, it was Warner Bros and Universal Pictures who booked August 19 for F9's release. Calling the postponement "a good call," a source told Bollywood Hungama, "Clashing two big-budget mass entertainers wouldn't have done justice to the potential of either of the films with these restrictions." "The single-screen theatres especially were worried as they might have to play only one film," the source added.
Although the clash has been stopped, Bell Bottom might still face loss because theaters haven't yet been allowed to open in Maharashtra, which accounts for 30% of Box Office. If they don't open in a few days, it will majorly affect the movie's business. Meanwhile, cinemas have opened in Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh.
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The makers of the Ranjit M Tewari directorial are trying their best to provide the best experience to the viewers, who are going to be back in cinemas after a long time. Thus, they announced earlier that the film is also releasing in 3D. It will not only improve the visual experience but also might bring huge profits to theater owners and distributors.
Produced by Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani, the movie also stars Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor, and Lara Dutta in key roles. The trailer and songs have created hype around the project. Fans are especially excited to see Kumar's action sequences and Dutta's transformation as Indira Gandhi. Earlier, it was supposed to release on July 27 but then it got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.