The producers of Bollywood star ‘Jersey’ star Shahid Kapoor said on Monday the film has been pushed back yet again. The makers, however, did not reveal the reason for the postponement of the film. ‘Jersey’ will now arrive in cinemas on April 22. It also avoided box office shock with two KGF mega movies: Chapter 2 and Beast.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh also announced the news on his Twitter account. “Jersey POSTPONED by a week…Will hit theaters April 22, 2022…Stakeholders came to the decision late last night.”
News of the film being delayed for the fifth time comes just three days before it hits domestic theaters on April 14. Previously, the film was delayed in December due to a rise in coronavirus cases in the country and concerns over the Omicron variant.
“Given the current circumstances and new covid guidelines, we have decided to postpone the theatrical release of our film ‘Jersey’. We have received immense love from all of you so far and want to thank you all for everything. Until here everyone stay safe and healthy, and wish you all the best for the new year ahead!! Team Jersey!!” the producers said in a statement.
Also starring Mrunal Thakur, the film is a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu blockbuster of the same name.
The film was originally supposed to be released in August 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The makers then announced another release date during Diwali but this was postponed a third time to December 31.
Jersey is produced by Southern film producers Allu Aravind, Dil Raju and Kapoor’s producer friend Aman Gill.
Meanwhile, KGF: Chapter 2, starring Yash, is slated for release on April 14. Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film is a sequel to “KGF”, which became an all-India hit when it was released in 2018 and made Yash a popular name beyond his original Kannada fan base.
On the other hand, Beast, starring Tamil superstar Vijay, is released on April 13. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, Beast is a hostage drama with Vijay playing the lead role.
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