Soon after the announcement of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s death, film exhibitors in Maharashtra (including Mumbai) decided to shut theatres down across the state.
All shows from 6PM on Saturday were cancelled. Theatres in the state will remain closed on Sunday too.
It’s a massive blow for the two Diwali releases – Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar – as both films were expected to put up big numbers on Sunday.
Advance booking has been suspended with immediate effect.