Akshay Kumar, the Bollywood Khiladi, said on Tuesday that his upcoming film “Bachchan Pandey” will be released in theatres on March 18, the Holi celebration. Sajid Nadiadwala is the producer and Farhad Samji is the director of this action comedy movie.. The 54-year-old actor shared a still from “Bachchan Pandey” with a social media post announcing the new launch date.

“L-O-A-D-I-N-G this Holi! Action, Comedy, Romance, Drama! Kumar captioned the Instagram photo, “#SajidNadiadwala’s #BachchanPandey in theatres on March 18th, 2022.”

The movie was supposed to be released on January 26, however theatres in Delhi have been closed since the end of December 2021 due to an increase in COVID-19 and Omicron cases. Kerala, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh all have 50% occupancy rates in their film halls.

Many highly anticipated films have been postponed as a result, including “RRR,” “Radhe Shyam,” “Acharya,” and “Valimai,” among others.

The cast of “Bachchan Pandey” includes Kriti Sanon, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Prateik Babbar.

Akshay Kumar portrays a gangster who wants to be an actor, while Sanon plays a journalist who wants to direct, and Warsi plays a struggling actor in the film.

Akshay Kumar is one of Hindi cinema’s most successful and prolific performers. With 113 films under his belt. 

Akshay Kumar started his first debut in 1991 with Saugandh, but it was with the action film Khiladi a year later that he had his first mainstream hit. The film launched Akshay Kumar’s career as an action star in the 1990s, and it was the first of a series of films starring Akshay Kumar that became known as the Khiladi film series. His early foray into romance, Yeh Dillagi (1994), was well welcomed, but it was over the next decade that he broadened his range of roles. His romantic films Dhadkan (2000), Andaaz (2003), and Namastey London (2007), as well as drama films Waqt (2005) and Patiala House (2007), earned him acclaim (2011).