Both films were set to be released on 24 April.
Coronavirus update: Hridpindo, Guldasta postponed indefinitely
Kolkata - 20 Mar 2020 14:56 IST
Updated : 15:54 IST
On 17 March, the Eastern Indian Motion Pictures Association issued a directive to shut down all single-screen theatres as well as multiplexes till 31 March, despite apprehensions of a huge loss for the Bengali film industry. The organisation also called for a halt to all shootings for film, television and web-series till March 31.
Following the guidelines, Raj Chakraborty Productions also postponed the release of Dharmajuddha (2020) and the shooting schedules of many other films, including Srimanta Sengupta’s Abar Bochhor Koori Pore have been stalled. Both Hridpindo and Guldasta were previously set to be released on 24 April.
Arpita Pal Chatterjee, who plays the lead role in both films, took to Twitter to urge people to stay at home and prevent the spread of the virus. Hridpindo also features Saheb Chatterjee and Prantik Banerjee in important roles.
Important Announcement#COVID19 #StayHome #StaySafe #DontPanic #NeoStory @hridpindo_film@ParomaNeotia @shieladitya @BanerjePrantik @AnubhavKanjilal @ranajoybh @iam_mekhla @chandrikalive @SahaDurnibar @SVFsocial @SVFsocial @adverb_global pic.twitter.com/Xk1SbbEzxL— Arpita Chatterjee (@ArpitaCP) March 19, 2020
Roop Production and Entertainment announced that all outdoor promotions of Guldasta, also featuring Swastika Mukherjee and Debjani Chatterjee, have been delayed. All further announcements will be made after 3 April.
According to a recent report, two residents of Kolkata have tested positive for the disease. So far, 206 people have tested positive in India.