On reopening of theatres, Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films announces the theatrical release dates of four of their upcoming films.
After Rohit Shetty announced the release date of Sooryavanshi, Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films unveiled the theatrical release dates of four of their films namely Bunty Aur Babli 2, Prithviraj, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Shamshera. On Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that all cinema halls and drama theatres in the state will reopen from October 22, 2021. Although many filmmakers opted to release their films on OTT, YRF declined the multi-crore offers and waited for the theatres to reopen.
The first release of YRF this year is Bunty Aur Babli 2 starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutante Sharvari. Directed by Varun V Sharma, the much-awaited, hilarious out-and-out family entertainer releases worldwide on November 19, 2021.
The next release is Prithviraj directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi which will hit the screens on January 21, 2022. The period drama features Akshay Kumar in the titular role as King Prithviraj Chauhan, while former Miss World Manushi Chhillar debuts as Sanyogita opposite the superstar. Prithviraj also features Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles.
Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar is slated to release on February 25, 2022. Directed by Divyang Thakkar, the film features Shalini Pandey making her Bollywood debut. Set against the backdrop of Gujarat, Ranveer will be seen playing a Gujarati man, who becomes an unlikely hero in the film.
Last, but not least is Shamshera which marks the return of Ranbir on the big screen after nearly four years. The film is releasing on March 18, 2022, and is directed by Karan Malhotra. Shamshera also stars Sanjay Dutt as the merciless nemesis and Vaani Kapoor opposite Ranbir.
Moreover, YRF is also completing the shoot of Pathan directed by Siddharth Anand. The film features Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role along with John Abraham and Deepika Padukone. The film is yet to be officially announced and is likely to release in 2022.