When things finally start falling all over again in one place, the largest film industry in the country, Bollywood has decided to go back to its old traditional plans. After a flurry of release date announcement, what we are hearing is something that are really good signs for the exhibitors and theater owners.
John Abraham has announced the release date of his big action entertainer, Attack, and booked Independence day weekend (August 13, 2021) for its release. While Attack was always going to release in theaters, Abraham's another biggie, Mumbai Saga is also having a theatrical release.
Amid the rumors of direct to digital release, the makers of Mumbai Saga announced the theatrical release of the film. It will be hitting theaters on March 19 next month. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the teaser of Mumbai Saga will be unveiled on February 24. John Abraham took to Twitter and made the teaser announcement along with release date poster.
Earlier, it was reported by well-known portals that Mumbai Saga will have a direct-to-digital release on Amazon Prime Video. It was also reported that Prime Video has paid a whopping amount of around INR 70 Crores to bad direct digital release.
'Mumbai Saga' was initially scheduled to release in June last year, but since the cinema halls were shut during the nationwide lockdown, it was postponed indefinitely before the talks of direct OTT release begin. The film also stars Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover, and others in key roles. John will be seen playing the role of Ganpat Ram Bhonsle in the film that is set in the '80s-'90s and chronicles how Bombay became Mumbai. The story is inspired by real incidents.
Talking about Attack, it is an action thriller film directed and co-written by Lakshya Raj Anand. Produced by Jayantilal Gada, John Abraham, and Ajay Kapoor, the film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh in prominent roles. The shooting is currently underway.