The central government of India has given permission to open the hall at 50 percent occupancy from October 15. The hall operators were happy with the government’s permission.
However, despite the central government’s permission to open the hall, the Maharashtra government has not given permission to open the hall from October 15. Though the films will be released in other Indian states from October 15, the hall will not open in Maharashtra, the largest market in Bollywood.
Therefore, the possibility of releasing big budget Bollywood movies has been ruled out. According to Indian media, the movie ‘Suryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif was planned to be released during the festival.
Directed by Rohit Setti, the film was expected to draw audiences. However, the release date of the film festival has been postponed after the Maharashtra government did not give permission to open a hall in Unlock-5.