With theatres reopening on October 15 with 50 per cent capacity, a few Bollywood films will be re-releasing in theatres. It was announced earlier that PM Narendra Modi will re-release.
And now a few other films are set to be back on the big screen. These include Sushant Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath, period drama Tanhaji, starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar, and Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced that more films will be scheduled in the coming days. He later added that Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s War is also on the list.
Films like Dil Bechara, Sadak 2, Shakuntala Devi, Khuda Haafiz, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Gulabo Sitabo, which premiered on OTT platforms will not be releasing in theatres.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had announced the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that cinema halls must put in place before they open on October 15 after seven months of being closed.
The SOPs include one seat distance in theatres, 50 per cent capacity, masks at all time, proper ventilation and air conditioner temperature settings at above 23 degrees Celsius.
It is unlikely there will be any fresh releases immediately.