The big news in Bollywood yesterday was that Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi had avoided its Eid 2020 clash with Salman Khan’s Inshallah by changing its release date to March 27 instead of July 31. Ever since Rohit Shetty announced Eid as the date for Sooryavanshi’s release in 2020, trade pundits had been calculating the effect of this anticipated face-off between Akshay and Salman at the box office, because Eid is traditionally “Bhai’s” date with his fans. Now that clash is not going to happen.
The rumours behind why Rohit suddenly rescheduled Sooryavanshi’s release date notwithstanding, PeepingMoon.com has learned from sources in the filmmaker’s cop drama camp that there was no point waiting for Eid in July 2020 to release the film when 40 per cent had been completed already. And another major chunk was expected to be finished in the current schedule at Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City where Rohit, Akshay and Katrina Kaif are currently shooting.
For Akshay, every day is Eid
Said the PeepingMoon.com source, “For Akshay, every day is Eid. He does not need to wait for the festive date to release his film. At the speed at which he works, Akshay finishes shooting a film in 40 days and moves onto his next. That’s what is happening with Sooryavanshi. The shooting will be over in October. Rohit will take two months for post production work. Sooryavanshi could be ready for the Christmas-New Year season as well. So why wait for Eid 2020?”
Akshay is the only Bollywood superstar who manages to do three and sometimes four films a year because he takes the least number of days to complete a film. He wrapped up Housefull 3 in 38 days. And Namastey London, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Jaanwar in 32 days. Akshay was once told, “Bad news is time just flies; good news is that you are your own pilot.” It is advice he took seriously. The actor is reportedly already looking forward to completing his horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb after Sooryavanshi and then taking up YRF’s historical Prithviraj Chauhan.