The release of Akshay Kumar-starrer historical drama Prithviraj has been postponed. The film was scheduled to hit theatres on January 21.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the update. He wrote, “‘PRITHVIRAJ’ NOT ON 21 JAN… YRF NOT DECIDED ON NEW RELEASE DATE YET… #Prithviraj #AkshayKumar #YRF.”
Yash Raj productions is yet to announce another date. In the film, Akshay essays the titular role of Prithviraj Chauhan, who fought "valiantly against the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor", the production house had said in a statement earlier.
The film is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for helming the television epic Chanakya (1991) and the 2003 film adaptation of Amrita Pritam's novel Pinjar.
The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood and marks the screen debut of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who plays the role of Sanyogita.
Amid rising COVID-19 numbers, production houses are choosing to further postpone highly anticipated releases. The release of Shahid Kapoor-starrer Jersey and SS Rajamouli’s RRR have also been postponed.