2018 was a turning point for Bollywood as it was the year filmmakers decided to experiment with content-rich films and the gamble paid off. Yet, in 2019, it was big stars and big budgets that ruled the silver screen for the most part. We were back to over-the-top action and cheesy romances featuring star kids. With the current pandemic, it’s hard to predict what 2020 might hold for Bollywood, but rest assured, we might still get to see most of the top stars either on the silver screen or through online releases of their latest movies. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, almost all popular Bollywood actors have a big release lined up for the year and we could not be more excited. Here’s what your favorite Bollywood actors are doing in 2020:
Ajay’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was the highest-grossing film of the year before the COVID-19 shut down theatres across the country. But Ajay’s Bhuj: The Pride of India is also slated to release this year around August, followed by Maidaan, which will be out in December. Since there’s no official announcement on the postponement of these films yet, we can only assume that the makers are sticking to these release dates. We might also get a glimpse of Singham in Rohit Shetty‘s Sooryavanshi, when it finally makes a release.
Varun began 2020 with Street Dancer 3, which did not perform as well as it was expected to. But his next venture – the remake of Coolie No. 1 – reunites him with Daddy Dhawan, a collaboration that has worked well in the past. The film was slated to hit theatres in May and the makers have not announced a new release date yet. Varun will also be seen in Rannbhoomi this year, which is slated to hit theatres in November.
Rajkummar will next be seen in Anurag Basu’s Ludo and Hardik Mehta‘s Roohi Afzana, both of which were slated for a release in April, followed by yet another Hansal Mehta collaboration titled Chhalaang, which was supposed to release in June. It is reported that all three films might have an online release.
Kartik was supposed to have a busy 2020 and all of his films were going to be sequels. His Valentine’s Day release was the much-awaited Love Aaj Kal, which did not receive the same appreciation as its namesake. This was to be followed by Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 that is still slated to release in late July. The release date of Dostana 2 is not out yet but it could very well be pushed to 2021, as the shooting has barely begun on the film.
So far, only two of Ayushmann’s movies have been announced for this year – Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Gulabo Sitabo. While the sequel, which released in February, was one of the most loved films of the year, Gulabo Sitabo will directly release on Amazon Prime on June 12.
Vicky’s first venture of the year was the horror film titled Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship, which was Dharma Productions’ first dud of the year. Next, Vicky will be seen in the biopic Sardar Udham Singh that is slated to hit theatres in October.
2020 was to be Khiladi Kumar’s busiest year yet. His biggest release of the year, Sooryavanshi has now been pushed indefinitely but might just be one of the first movies to release hen theatres reopen. Akshay was also to have an Eid release with Laxmmi Bomb, which rumors suggest might directly release on an OTT platform. The biopic Prithviraj is still slated to release in November, while the earlier December release of Bachchan Pandey has already been pushed to January 2021.
While Brahmastra remains Ranbir’s most highly awaited movie ever, there’s still no confirmation whether the movie will release next year or not. The actor, however, will be seen in Shamshera, which is slated to release at the end of July.
Aamir will be back on the big screen in 2020 but you will have to wait till the end of the year for his Forrest Gump remake titled Laal Singh Chaddha. The movie is slated to hit theatres on Christmas, although the shooting has been halted due to the current crises.
Ranveer’s biggest project in 2020 was Kabir Khan’s ‘83, where he plays the role of the legend Kapil Dev. The movie was to release in April and the makers have not announced a new release date yet. Ranveer will also be seen in YRF’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which is slated to hit theatres in October.
Bhai will not have his trademark Eid release this year with Radhe, but it’s still expected to hit theatres later this year. This means that we might not get to see Kick 2 this year, which was rumored to release in December.
After making quite an impression in and as Kabir Singh in 2019, Shahid is set to start in the remake of yet another South film, Jersey. Titled the same in Hindi, the movie might release by the end of August.
Want to see the movies that released in 2020? Here’s a list of all the releases available online. Stay home, stay safe, and keep bingeing!