Since beginning of this year, there’s been plentiful reports claiming that Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom may take Laxmii course and decide on digital release. In the midst of the second wave of the Covid-19, theaters were shut in the country. Numerous makers felt it was not possible to continue to hold on the movies. It was just seven days prior when the Maharashtra government announced unlocking in five level. With that, films can have 50% capacity and all Covid-19 conventions must be followed.
Returning again to Bell Bottom, the multi-starrer is profoundly expected film since it’s set in an alternate time. A source told, “Bell Bottom was earlier supposed to release in April 2021. It was one of the first films to be wrapped during the pandemic last year. With the second wave hitting the nation, and the theatres being shut again, the makers felt it was better to wait until the situation got better. Akshay Kumar and the Bhagnanis had lucrative offers from digital streaming services for a digital premiere; however Vashu Bhagnani is keen to release the film in theatres. Both Vashu and Akshay want to support and revive the exhibition sector. Hence, they are inclined towards the theatrical release in order to revive the cinemas.”
“As fans have been eagerly, waiting for an update, the official announcement for the theatrical release will made most likely today. The satellite rights of the film are with Sony whereas the digital rights are with Amazon. Chances are that the makers might even announce the release date along with the theatrical release announcement. We have to now wait and watch how things pan out for this retro-esque big-budget movie,” the source further said.
Helmed by Ranjit M Tewari, the spy thriller was shot widely in Scotland. It is composed by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh. Created by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani, Bell Bottom likewise stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi.