Bollywood famous person Akshay Kumar on Tuesday stated the staff of his upcoming spy thriller BellBottom rose to the problem of releasing the movie in theatres amid the coronavirus pandemic as there may be little to life with out some danger. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, BellBottom would be the first Hindi film to hit theatres through the second wave of the pandemic.
With cinema halls being allowed to renew operation in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, commerce analysts are betting massive on Bell Bottom to revive the cinema exhibition sector with its release on August 19.
“The pressure is there on everybody but I’m very sure that things are going to work out. There’s a challenge, a risk. But if you haven’t taken the risk in life, then what have you done? So we have gone with it,” stated Kumar submit the movie’s trailer launch right here at PVR Priya.
“In this journey, I have my producers who have also taken the risk and that’s how we have proceeded,” he added.
Also starring Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi, the film is ready within the Nineteen Eighties and options Kumar as a RAW operative whose code identify is ‘Bell Bottom’. It was additionally the primary Bollywood venture to begin manufacturing amid the pandemic final yr.
Besides BellBottom, Kumar additionally shot for his films Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu through the pandemic.
Asked how he satisfied himself to get again to the set, the actor stated life has to go on.
“We have to work and there’s no doubt about it. You all have also worked amid the pandemic. So, how can work stop? You have to keep on working and take care of yourself. This is going to be normal now and life has to go on,” Kumar, who tested Covid-19 negative on April 12 after getting recognized with the virus earlier within the month, added.
“In every project, there were close to 300-400 people working with me. So everything has to keep going on. Today we are releasing this film. We could have said that let’s leave it for now. But we have gone with it,” he stated.
Though theatres have been allowed to reopen in lots of states, Maharashtra, which is likely one of the main markets for Hindi language films, is but to permit cinema homeowners to renew theatrical exercise.
Asked if there’s a priority about cinema halls remaining shut within the state, Kumar stated the makers have taken a leap of religion.
“It is a gamble and someone had to take this gamble. We have taken this leap and I’m confident that this is going to work.”
Producer Jackky Bhagnani stated although Maharashtra contributes nearly 30 per cent to the income of movies, he isn’t anxious concerning the prospects of BellBottom.
“With Bell Bottom, we’re simply completely happy to be the flag bearers. This is for the fraternity and we’re very completely happy that this film is coming in theatres. That is crucial factor.
“Yes, business is important but for this film especially, the biggest box office is that we are coming to theatres,” Bhagnani added.
Produced by Pooja Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment, Bell Bottom is written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh.