John Abraham and the team of ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ have postponed the release of their film following an increase in COVID-19 cases in India. The Bollywood film, directed by Milap Zaveri, would be released in time for Eid Al Fitr on May 13, and many in the industry question Abraham’s position on the film on the same day as Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ to push. ‘. It is known that Khan used the Eid holiday to push out his major films in the past. However, due to the increasing number of cases in India, which reached a record high last week, the filmmakers have issued a statement that the release has been postponed without announcing a new date. ‘In this unprecedented time, nothing matters more than the safety and health of our countrymen and patrons. Our movie ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ will be released later. Until then, let us keep our masks on and do our best to get rid of our loved ones and ourselves, ”reads the statement.
Eid is historically a time for Bollywood to pencil bumper releases, but with locks in multiple states and daily COVID-19 numbers exceeding 350,000, the producers pulled the release of the film. This is the second time that Abraham’s movie has been printed after last year’s exclusion in India, which forced the producers to print the film from its original release date of October 2. Meanwhile, Khan’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’, starring Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Jackie Shroff, will be released in cinemas and on a streaming platform in India on May 13, while the action thriller, directed by Prabhu Deva, released in theaters in the UAE.