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Yash Raj Films Announces Film Slate for 2021, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Prithviraj’ Gets Diwali Release Date

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Yash Raj Films announced the release dates of five of its upcoming movies this year – Prithviraj, Shamshera, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Bunty Aur Babli 2, andSandeep Aur Pinky Faraarin an official announcement on Wednesday.

Making this announcement, the production company wrote on Twitter that it intends to bring back audiences to the big screen.

“Yash Raj Films has locked its exciting slate of films for 2021 and the company is signalling its strong intent to bring audiences back to experience films on the big screen,” the statement read.

The first release from the production house will be Dibakar Banerjee-directed Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, featuring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. The film will see release on March 19. Bunty Aur Babli 2, a sequel to the 2005 film Bunty Aur Babli 2, will release on April 23. With Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvani Wagh playing the lead roles, the film also stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji.

While director Karan Malhotra’s Shamshera, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Vaani Kapoor, is set to release on June 25, Ranveer Singh‘s Jayeshbhai Jordaar will release on August 27. Jayeshbhai Jordaar also stars Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Shalini Pandey.  

For the Diwali slot, Yash Raj Films will release Akshay Kumar‘s Prithviraj, a biopic on the ruler Prithiviraj Chauhan, on November 5. The film will mark the debut of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Prithviraj was supposed to release during Diwali 2020, however, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it was delayed. The film is set to clash at the box office with Jersey, starring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur, which is also be releasing on the same date.

While the announcement received a positive response on Twitter, several people asked for updates regarding Shahrukh Khan‘s much-awaited movie Pathan, which was supposed to get a theatrical release this year.

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