Swine Flu, which is badly affecting India, has taken its toll on Cinema world also. With swine flu deaths on the rise, especially in the metropolitans like Mumbai & Pune, the Maharashtra government has asked all the schools, colleges, private institutions, coaching classes & Malls to shut for 7 days. And Cinema halls, Multiplexes for next 3 days. And because of that it's being touted that Bollywood's much awaited film of 2009, the Shahid-Priyanka starrer KAMINEY may face the force, as the release date for the film was planned much in advance considering a four-day long weekend.
However UTV Motion Pictures is unfazed with the current adverse situation and are confidently going ahead with their dear project and very well prepared to fight the same.
An official comment from UTV Motion Pictures on the release of their forthcoming movie KAMINEY, ''There is immense buzz and anticipation around the release of KAMINEY which is clearly one of the most awaited films of the year. There is already a heavy rush for Paid Previews of the film nationwide and in US/ UK & Dubai. We are going ahead with the release of the film this Friday across the country and worldwide in 1200 screens. This will not include the markets of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai following the directive given by the government. We look forward to release the film in these regions as soon as the cinemas are given permission to re-open. Being a corporate we are fully insured for the 2 day delay we are facing in these markets'' Says Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures.