Bollywood has been hit hard by the outbreak of the coronavirus just like all other industries. Cinemas are shut across the country as the number of Covid-19 cases in India continue to rise with each passing day. According to a report in a leading daily, Akshay Kumar is going to be the most affected star in Bollywood due to the lockdown as he has seven films in various stages of production in the pipeline
Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi directed by Rohit Shetty, which is the most awaited film of the year was going to release on 24th March but had got postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. However, it will be among the first few major films to release in theatres once things return to normal. Akshay’s next with Kiara Advani, Laxmmi Bomb was set to hit the screens on Eid this year. Now, the filmmakers are now going to release the film online. The actor’s periodic drama Prithiviraj which was going to release on Diwali this year has been pushed indefinitely. Akshay was to start shooting for Anand L Rai’s film Atrangi Re in April, however, the shooting of that film too has been put on hold. Spy thriller Bell Bottom was planned to be shot in various locations abroad, but due to the current situation all the plans have been cancelled and the film has been postponed to next year.
According to a source, Akshay is not going to start shooting any time before October 2020. But he will ensure that he wraps up the projects at the ear