Courtesy : Bolly
The coronavirus pandemic may have only entered India a month and a half ago but even before the first lockdown was announced, multiple theatres announced shutdown leading several films having to face the wrath of an abrupt release.
Amongst the list was Subhash Ghai's Marathi film, Vijeta. Speaking about the same, the filmmaker told Mid-day, “We had a premiere for the film on March 12, a day before its release. But on March 13, the theatre shutdown was announced, and we had to pull the film down. It was unfortunate that it enjoyed only a day of theatrical run. I can't deny that the [lockdown] has affected us financially. It was a major setback for us, but we will fight this out together. We are waiting for the cinemas to re-open; we will release the film again.”
He further added, “I am writing a futuristic film that is set in 2024. Making such a movie is challenging because it is entirely based on one's imagination. We intend to roll by the year-end.”
On another note, Ghai was extremely shocked and is still shattered by the sudden death of his former collaborator and dear friend Rishi Kapoor. A video having Ghai express his emotions made waves and certainly led to many people feeling emotional about it.
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