Big screen goes blank: Five movies delayed as Covid-19 lockdown curbs grow

Moviegoers will have to wait longer for big-ticket Hindi films as producers decide to delay releases amid a resurgent Covid-19 wave across key cinema-viewing states. Maharashtra has localised lockdowns and night curfew in place; and restrictions are increasing in states such as Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi as the daily caseload increases. In the last one week, five movies — including Chehre, with Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles, and Bunty Aur Babli 2, a Yash Raj production featuring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji — have been postponed. Both were to.....

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