Director Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ was slated to release last year and set the cash registers ringing at the box office. With the film bringing back Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s blockbuster Jodi and also having ‘Singham’ Ajay Devgn and ‘Simmba’ Ranveer Singh reprise their roles to take Shetty’s cop-universe ahead; the trade pundits were predicting this to be Akshay Kumar’s first 300 crore blockbuster. The makers had also planned to screen the film 24×7 across cinema halls in India.
However, nature had other plans and with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the globe strong the release date of the film had to be indefinitely postponed. The makers also announced a new release date for 2021, but the second wave of the virus again spilled water over their plans.
And while the fate of the film is still hanging in the dark, Akshay Kumar yesterday launched the trailer of his next ‘Bell Bottom’ in Delhi. While interacting with the journalists, Kumar was questioned about the release date of his cop flick to which the superstar replied, “Sooryavanshi release date ke baare mein sirf do hi log jaante hai. Ek toh bhagwan jaante hai aur ek toh Rohit Shetty ji jaante hai.”
Speaking on a serious note, the Khiladi Kumar said, “Bahut jaldi aa hi jaani chahiye kyunki saare cinemas khul rahe hai ahiste ahiste. Jaise hi yeh (referring to Bell Bottom) khatam hoga, toh Sooryavanshi aa jaani chahiye agli mahine ya agle do mahino mein