The makers of Ranveer Singh starrer sports drama ’83’ on Friday announced that they are postponing the release of the film due to the coronavirus concerns nationwide.
The Kabir Khan directorial narrates the historic win of the Indian cricket team in 1983 World Cup was originally slated to hit theaters on April 10.
“In the wake of the risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the growing health concerns, the release of 83 has been put on hold. We will take a decision regarding the next course of action once the conditions return to normal,” read an official statement carried out by the makers of ”83”.
“We urge our fans to take all the necessary precautions and take care of their loved ones. 83 is a film about fighting the odds and we hope we all will bounce back from this soon,” the statement read further.
Actor Ranveer Singh took to twitter and tweeted, “83 is not just our film but the entire nation’s film. But the health and safety of the nation always comes first. Stay safe, take care. We shall be back soon!”
In the film Ranveer Kapoor will be seen stepping into the shoes of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev
who was the captain of the world cup winning team, while Deepika Padukone will play Romi Dev in the film.
Besides, the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) on Sunday officially decided to stop all entertainment format shoots from March 19 to 31 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
The novel coronavirus has claimed over 11,000 lives globally has also halted the release of many big films including Rohit Shetty’s cop-action thriller ‘Sooryavanshi.’