While the nation goes up in flames with students protesting all across the country against the Government’s new migration policy, the entertainment business is badly hit.
With a big Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 opening much below expectations, we now hear Karan Johar is contemplating the postponement of his big breezy bouncy sex comedy Good Newzz which is scheduled to open on Friday.
With many states under siege, Karan Johar is playing the wait-and-watch game.
“Karan is in constant contact with Akshay Kumar who not only plays the lead in Good Newzzbut is also the co-producer.Anything can happen in the coming days.And if the situation on the streets continues to be volatile, Good Newzz may be postponed,” says the source.
At the moment Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are considerably disturbed with the night shows being cancelled in the more disturbed areas.
A core member of the Good Newzz team says the rumours of a postponement are baseless. “I haven’t heard anything about the release date being shifted. Of course the peace and well being of the country comes first. But tell me, what is an ideal time to release a film, Kahin na kahinkabhi na kabhi kuch na kuch toh hota hi rehta hai. The important thing is for the people to like a film.”
One can only wait and watch. It is a rapidly-chaging political scenario in our country right now. Cinema is dependent on what goes on in the streets.