Sorry, you’ll have to wait: 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' release date deferred
Actors Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh, Rani Mukherji and Saif Ali Khan are a part of 'Bunty Aur Babli 2'Twitter/@@taran_adarsh

Sorry, you’ll have to wait: 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' release date deferred

Announced in December 2019, 'Bunty Aur Babli 2' was scheduled for a theatre release on June 26, 2020, then April 23, 2021. Now, it has postponed further.

Much-awaited Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2’s release has been postponed owing to the fresh rise in COVID-19 cases. The film was earlier slated to hit the theatres on April 23.

Informing about the same, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, "#BreakingNews: #BuntyAurBabli2 - which was scheduled to release in *cinemas* on 23 April 2021 - has been postponed... #YRF will announce the new release date later. #SaifAliKhan, #RaniMukerji, #SiddhantChaturvedi #Sharvari."

"Due to the spike in #Covid19 cases and the impact on the entertainment industry in #India, #YRF has taken the call to push the release of #BuntyAurBabli2 ahead," he added.

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The film was announced in December 2019. The theatrical release was initially scheduled for 26 June 2020. Even though the film was wrapped up in September 2020, its release has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new release date for the film is yet to be announced.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a sequel to the 2005 hit film Bunty Aur Babli starring Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. According to reports, the sequel is to showcase con artists Bunty and Babli coming out of retirement. Soon a series of robberies with their trademark sigil start to appear across the country. The sequel also features actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh.

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The first instalment ran high on humour, drama, melodrama, romance and music and was showered with love by the audience. The sequel, following up on the story, updates the formula for today's generation. Bunty Aur Babli 2 is directed by debutant Varun V Sharma. The sequel, however, won’t feature Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.

Before this, actors Rani and Saif have worked together in four movies including Hum Tum, Loc Kargil, Hum Tum Ta Ra Rum Pum and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.

Other movies pushed

Bunty Aur Babli 2 is not the only film to postpone its release due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. Rana Daggubati's multilingual Haathi Mere Saathi and Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa Punjabi movie Pauuda have also been pushed till further notice.

Stay tuned for more updates from B-Town.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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