BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: With every passing day, the number of positive coronavirus patients in the country are increasing. On Friday, India reported 223 confirmed cases, with Maharashtra registering the highest number of cases i.e. 52. And in such an atmosphere, the producers of Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 have decided to put the release of the film on hold. The film, which is based on India’s World Cup win in 1983 and has Ranveer in the role of skipper Kapil Dev, was supposed to release on April 10. But to ensure the nation’s safety first, the makers of the film have put the release of the film on hold.
On Friday, Ranveer took to Twitter to share the news on Twitter. “83 is not just our film but the entire nation’s film. But the health and safety of the nation always comes first. Stay safe, take care. We shall be back soon!” The actor also shared a post, which read, “In the wake of the risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the growing health concerns, the release of 83 has been put on hold. We will take a decision regarding the next course of action once the conditions return to normal. We urge our fans to take all the necessary precautions and take care of their loved ones. 83 is a film about fighting the odds and we hope we all will bounce back from this soon. With Love.Team 83.’
83 is not just our film but the entire nation’s film. But the health and safety of the nation always comes first. Stay safe, take care.
We shall be back soon!
.@kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @Shibasishsarkar #SajidNadiadwala @vishinduri @ipritamofficial @RelianceEnt pic.twitter.com/wS0Anl8BM2
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 20, 2020
Directed by Kabir Khan, the film stars Deepika Padukone, who will be seen essaying the role of his wife, Romi Dev. The movie also stars actors like Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, and Sahil Khattar.
Due to coronavirus, the entire Bollywood release calendar has got messed up. Sooryavanshi, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar to Haathi Meere Saathi, the release of number of films have been postponed.