Bell Bottom director Ranjit Tewari talks about the film not releasing in Maharashtra
Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom is all set for a theatrical release. The film finally marks the reopening of the theatres and a new film releasing on the big screen post the second-wave of the pandemic. While moviegoers are excited to have normalcy back in theatres, masses in Maharashtra will not be able to witness this.
The Maharashtra government has still not reopened the theatres due to the uncertainty the pandemic has brought in the last couple of months. Ranjit Tewari who has directed Bell Bottom spoke to Times Of India and shared his thoughts about his film skipping the release in Maharashtra, “I’m disappointed; we would have loved the theatres to have opened in Maharashtra. But, at the same time, I understand the need of the government to keep them shut for some time; they know the situation better than all of us, because they’re monitoring it from the top. You have to respect their decision too. But, from my end, of course, it’s disappointing. I would have loved for people of Maharashtra to see the film too and I hope theatres here open soon so that they can also view the film.” Said the director to TOI.
The director is all praise for the producers – Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani and how they all together pulled this film together amidst the pandemic. It was even the first Hindi film to start shooting last year post the lockdown. The director further praised his leading man Akshay Kumar and how he was always his first choice, “Akshay was absolutely the first choice, and directing him was a dream come true. To direct him so early in my career… I couldn’t have asked for more.”
Bell Bottom is an espionage thriller, set in 1984 and based on true events. Bell Bottom also stars Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi.
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