Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bollywood film industry has come to a standstill. As the lockdown imposed to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus has compelled filmmakers to either push the theatrical release date of their upcoming films or release the film on digital platform. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s highly-anticipated action fantasy, Brahmastra, which was slated to release on December 4 this year, has now been reportedly postponed to next year.
As the coronavirus is still spreading in the country, the film industry is going through the toughest times ever. Film shoots have been stalled, while theatres remain shut with absolute uncertainty regarding the unprecedented situation going back to normalcy. Thus, although many movies have already been scheduled for an OTT release while some are still in talks about the same, only a few films will stick to a theatrical release.
One film that has been in the limelight lately is the Ayan Mukerji directorial Brahmastra. It has been reported that the film’s release has been pushed to 2021. According to reports of an online portal, before the nationwide lockdown was imposed in March 2020, a shooting schedule of 26 days was left. Now, the makers of the upcoming action fantasy are reportedly planning to head back to the sets in October, at Mumbai’s Film City. If the grapevines are to be believed, the director is contemplating working in two shifts, that is, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with minimal crew on sets.
A daily also reported that the crew will be different for both the shifts as they will abide by guidelines and safety protocols provided by the state government. The makers of the Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor starrer are planning on wrapping up Brahmastra’s shoot by December 2020 and are eyeing for a 2021 release.