In what might disappoint cine-goers, both Ranveer Singh-starrer sports film 83 and Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi have been delayed yet again.
The much-awaited movies will now be out in theaters next year.
Earlier, Sooryavanshi was scheduled for a Diwali release, while Ranveer's movie was set to arrive this Christmas.
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In a recent interview, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibasish Sarkar said it would not be possible to release 83 on Christmas.
"Christmas is no longer a possibility as we won't be able to set up a marketing campaign within a month. Also, the overseas markets are important for both films and some of them have shut again due to a second wave of COVID-19."
Offering a ray of hope, Sarkar also said that both the films can be expected to hit the theaters in the first quarter of 2021. "We are looking at the January and March windows for 83 and Sooryavanshi," he said.
Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 is based on Team India's maiden Cricket World Cup victory in 1983.
The film stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, the then-captain of the Indian team, while Deepika Padukone plays the cricketer's wife Romi Dev.
It also features Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, and Amrita Puri, among others.
Meanwhile, Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, was first supposed to be released in March, but the pandemic affected that plan.
The fourth installment in Shetty's cinematic cop universe, the film has Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, while Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn will be seen in special appearances.
Previous films in the action series include Singham, Singham Returns and Simmba.
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