Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor were among the many Bollywood stars who welcomed Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s announcement of reopening cinema halls from October 22 in the state.
On Saturday, Thackeray confirmed the news through a statement and tweet. “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced that cinemas and theaters in the state will be allowed to open after October 22 in compliance with health norms,” read the statement from the CMO, as reported by ANI.
“Theatres and auditoriums in Maharashtra will open after 22nd October 2021 while observing all COVID safety protocols. SOP is in the works and will be declared soon,” CMO Maharashtra tweeted.
Following the news, several Bollywood stars took to their Instagram accounts and celebrated. Varun Dhawan, who had previously expressed his opinion on the theatres ordered to remain shut in Maharashtra, shared a post featuring the news update on his Instagram Stories and added a gif of himself dancing.