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Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar postponed due to coronavirus

The release date of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar has been pushed due to novel coronavirus. The film stars Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor in lead roles.

Seeing the recent Covid-19 outbreak, many filmmakers have opted to shift the release dates of their films. Recently, Yash Raj Films announced that they are postponing the release of their upcoming film – Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. Both the actors took to Twitter to announce the news. They wrote, “Given the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, we have decided to postpone the release of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance at this time.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was slated to hit the theatres on March 20. Theatres have been shut in many parts of the country, including Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Kerala, to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Apart from the Parineeti and Arjun’s film, the release date of Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi has also been pushed. The new release date of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Sooryavanshi haven’t been announced yet.

Raees’ release could be postponed as anti-Pakistan sentiment simmers; Kaabil clash averted?

As the sentiment against Pakistani artistes brims over, reports have emerged that the release date for Excel Entertainment’s Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees might be pushed back further.

Raees was originally meant to release during Eid 2016.

Shah Rukh Khan in 'Raees'

However, Salman Khan’s Sultan too was slated to arrive in theatres on the same day, and rather than st up a big box office clash, Excel, SRK and director Rahul Dholakia decided to postpone their film’s release to January 2017.

There was just one hitch though — the date they wanted had already been taken by Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil.

Industry analysts went into a tizzy wondering which of the two films would emerge the victor from this tussle.

However, it seems that Raees won’t be clashing with Kaabil after all, if the reports of it being postponed are indeed true.

Raees‘ leading lady, the Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, has come under attack from political parties like the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which has said that artistes from across the border will not be allowed to live and work on Indian turf.

In this scenario — while the Raees release delay is still speculative and not confirmed — Excel and SRK may have decided that pushing their film until such time as bilateral tensions ease is the best possible policy.

This week, the MNS staged protests outside filmmaker Karan Johar’s office, demanding the ouster of Fawad Khan from his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. ADHM, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and has a cameo by Fawad, is scheduled to release on 28 October.

On Friday, 30 September, the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association announced a ban on all Pakistani artistes and technicians from working in India. However, they said ongoing projects were exempt from the ban, including ADHM and Raees.