or a moment, fans believed that Akshay Kumar will be facing a box office clash with himself next year since two of his films, Bachchan Pandey and Bell Bottom, were scheduled to release on January 22, 2021.
Putting an end to the confusion, Akki took to Instagram and announced the new release date of Bell Bottom with a hilarious caption.
Sharing a new poster of the film, Akki wrote, "I know there are enough memes out there about me clashing with myself one day but 22nd January 2021 is not that day #BellBottom will now release on 2nd April, 2021!".
Earlier today, the release date of Akshay's Bachchan Pandey was delayed. The film, which was supposed to release on Christmas this year, will now be hitting the silver screens next year.
The development came in response to Aamir Khan's request that his film Laal Singh Chaddha get a solo release on Christmas 2020.
Thanking Akshay and the film's producer Sajid Nadiadwala for the same, Aamir wrote on Twitter, "Sometimes all it takes is one conversation. Thank you to my friends @akshaykumar & Sajid Nadiadwala for their warm gesture of moving the release date of their film Bachchan Pandey at my request. I wish them the very best for their film. Looking forward to it. Love. A"
To this, Akshay replied, "Anytime @aamir_khan, we're all friends here Presenting - new look, new release date. Coming on 22nd January, 2021. In and as #BachchanPandey! #SajidNadiadwala @farhad_samji @kritisanon".
Coming back to Bell Bottom, the film was announced in November 2019 by Akshay as a ' roller-coaster spy ride'. The actor had shared the first look on social media, and captioned it as, "Get ready to go back to the 80's and hop onto a roller-coaster spy ride, #BELLBOTTOM! Releasing on 22nd January, 2021.@ranjit_tiwari @vashubhagnani @jackkybhagnani @honeybhagnani @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani @nikkhiladvani @EmmayEntertain @poojafilms".
Bell Bottom is directed by Ranjit Tewari and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jacky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani.