Recent reports have suggested that Akshay Kumar’s Bellbottom might opt for a digital premiere, originally set to be out in cinemas on 28 May. However, Pooja Entertainment, one of the producers, has dismissed these claims in an official statement.
Requesting the media to refrain from publishing any unconfirmed information, the statement adds that the producers will make a release announcement “at the opportune time.”
The makers have slammed the reports which claim that the movie will be released on OTT as theatres remained shut due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the official statement of Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment and tweeted, “Official statement…#BellBottom… producers issue clarification… #AkshayKumar #VaaniKapoor #HumaQureshi #LaraDutta.” The statement read, “Pooja Entertainment would like to quash all speculation in some sections of the media regarding the release of our upcoming film Bellbottom…”
The statement added, “Any announcement regarding the impending release of the film will be made by Pooja Entertainment at the opportune time”. An excerpt from the statement read, “Nobody other than Pooja Entertainment has the mandate to make any statements with regards to any development with the film. We would like to request the media to support us as you always have and refrain from publishing any information that is not officially communicated by us. Stay safe and mask up. Our prayers with one and all.”
Bellbottom, one of the many upcoming big-budget films of this year, Akshay Kumar will play the role of a RAW agent. The thriller also features Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, and Huma Qureshi in crucial roles.