Ranveer Singh starrer ’83, a movie on India’s 1983 World Cup title triumph, will not be released on its earlier schedule of April 10. No new release date has been announced amidst uncertainties influenced by rapid Coronavirus spread, which has forced indefinite closures of cinema halls in the country.
“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. 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 film team has revealed in a statement.
Ranveer Singh, who has wife Deepika Padukone opposite him in ’83 as Romi Dev, has shared the information on his official twitter handle.
“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!,” reads Ranveer’s Instagram message.
A Kabir Khan directorial venture, ’83 is an onscreen portrayal of India’s surprising title triumph in the 1983 World Cup. India had become the second team to win the cricket World Cup after defeating the two-time champions and virtually invincible West Indies.
So far 195 Coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in India, resulting in four deaths while four others have fully cured.