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Coronavirus Effect: Release of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone starrer '83' put on hold

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer cricket drama "83" is the latest Bollywood film to indefinitely postpone its release due to coronavirus pandemic.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 20, 2020 11:28 IST
Coronavirus Effect: Release of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone starrer '83' put on hold

Coronavirus Effect: Release of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone starrer '83' put on hold

After Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh-starrer cricket drama "83" is the latest Bollywood film to indefinitely postpone its release due to coronavirus pandemic. Ranveer took to his Twitter to share the news with his fans, saying "health and safety of the nation" came first. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, was set to be released April 10 but it will now arrive in theatres at a later date. "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," the statement from the team of '83' read.

The drama chronicles India's first World Cup win under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, Hardy Sandhu, Tahis Bhasin, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi among others.

Asked about sharing screen space with her husband once again after movies like "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" and "Bajirao Mastani", Deepika told IANS: "It was good. It was a refreshing change because of the kind of films that we have done before. It was a completely different setting, era, characters, costumes and dialogues. It was refreshing to work with him in this capacity."

"We were both surprised. We had to remind ourselves that we had worked with each other before because these characters were so different from what we had already done before and we look forward to working with each other in contemporary films a lot more," said the actress.

 

 

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