Coronavirus outbreak: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar release pushed; Disney puts production of The Little Mermaid, Home Alone on hold
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, further shifts in the entertainment industry took place recently.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, further shifts in the entertainment industry took place recently.
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar postponed amid virus outbreak
Yash Raj Films announced that Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra's upcoming film's release has been postponed. The film was supposed to release on 20 March.
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Given the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, we have decided to postpone the release of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance at this time.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) March 14, 2020
Dinesh Vijan says Angrezi Medium is not screening in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mumbai, Karnataka
Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan-starrer Angrezi Medium, which hit theatres on Friday, has to bear the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak. In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, producer Dinesh Vijan said the box office figures are likely to take a major hit, especially since the film cannot be screened in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mumbai, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh.
"80 percent of our expected business was from home. And after Delhi, Jammu and Kerala, there were orders to shut down theatres in Bihar, Karnataka, and UP though the UP CM has left the decision to the theatre management, and the big hit was when Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur were also declared out of bounds," Mirror reports Vijan as saying.
However, despite this, Angrezi Medium has performed well on its opening day at the box office, picking up Rs 4.03 crore at the ticketing counters.
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Shahid Kapoor's Jersey shoot stalled
Shahid Kapoor-starrer Jersey has called off its shooting in Chandigarh over coronavirus pandemic.
#Update: Team #Jersey - starring #ShahidKapoor - calls off shoot in #Chandigarh to curb the spread of #CoronaVirus... This will enable the unit to be with their families and in the safety of their homes... Unit returns to #Mumbai today. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/yJOYpNCSPd
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2020
Billie Eilish postpones her 'Where Do We Go?' world tour until further notice
As a precaution amid the coronavirus outbreak, singer Billie Eilish has postponed her 'Where Do We Go?' world tour until further notice. The dates included shows in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, Indianapolis, and many more. However, no rescheduled dates have been announced but tickets for the previously scheduled shows will be refunded.
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It is with great sadness to announce the following Billie Eilish ‘WHERE DO WE GO’ North American tour dates have been postponed until further notice. Details on postponed dates to be announced soon. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. (1/4) — billie eilish (@billieeilish) March 12, 2020
POSTPONED ‘WHERE DO WE GO?’ TOUR DATES 03/13 – Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA 03/15 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY 03/16 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ 03/18 - Capital One Center - Washington, DC 03/19 - TD Garden - Boston, MA (3/4) — billie eilish (@billieeilish) March 12, 2020
03/20 - Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY 03/23 - Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI 03/24 - United Center - Chicago, IL 03/25 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN 03/27 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN 03/28 - Enterprise Center - St. Louis, MO (4/4) — billie eilish (@billieeilish) March 12, 2020
Disney puts upcoming productions on hold
Disney released a statement that production and pre-production on The Last Duel, The Little Mermaid, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Home Alone, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan & Wendy, and Shrunk were temporarily stalled for "a short time," reports Variety.
Variety carried a statement from the studio saying, “While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
MAMI cancels Year Round Programme
MAMI director Smriti Kiran announced the year-round programme of the Mumbai Film Festival has been cancelled in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Through a Facebook post, Kiran said the events were being put on hold.
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