Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi has been in the news quite lot – and for different reasons. At first, fresh stills from the sets of the Rohit Shetty directorial were released that got the fans excited about the first collaboration between the filmmaker and the Khiladi actor.
But the bigger news was when Shetty announced he was preponing Sooryavanshi release date by a couple of months to avoid a clash with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Inshallah. InshAllah marks Salman Khan’s return to the world of Sanjay Leela Bhansali while it will be Alia’s first with the Ram Leela director. The movie releases Eid ul Fitr 2020.
Salman Khan had not worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in almost two decades and this was going to be his first release with him after a very long time. Allegedly, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan had had a falling out over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who Bhansali had cast in his subsequent films, ignoring Salman’s bitter relationship with Aishwarya. But the duo has decided to come together after a very long time; clearly the past is in the past.
Akshay Kumar’s Kesari opened to a massive 20 crores approximately this year but Salman Khan’s Bharat lead by a mile. Bharat opened at 42 crores and could this be the reason why Akshay and Rohit have left the way for Salman Khan’s big Eid release? We may never know but from the stars’ social media, it appears that all is well in the Bollywood kingdom. Salman thanked the director in a tweet. “I always thought of him as my younger brother and today he proves it,” he wrote with a hashtag “Rohit Shetty”.
“Sooryavanshi releasing on 27th March, 2020,” added the Bajrangi Bhaijan star.
This means the Akshay-Shetty collaboration Sooryavanshi will release on March 27, 2020 when it was originally set to release sometime in June around the time of Eid. Katrina Kaif will be reuniting with Akshay in the movie. The news may be good news for intra Bollywood bonding but some dismayed fans have used it to fuel rivalry between the two super stars. Akshay took to Twitter to respond to the “negative trends” against Sooryavanshi, the makers of the film and himself. He urged fans to stay away from propagating negative opinions. “Since the past few days I have noted certain negative trends being done by people dearest to me… you guys. I can see and understand your angst,” he wrote. “All I can do is request you all with folded hands not to start/ participate in such trends. I took up Sooryavanshi with a very positive outlook and let’s continue making and releasing it in the same way.”