India, Aug. 22 -- While BellBottom hit cinemas across India, it had to skip theatrical release in Maharashtra as cinema halls continue to remain shut in the state. Director Ranjit M Tewari is obviously a bit disheartened by it, but he says that he respects the government's decision.

"It's a bummer for sure but you also understand that government is taking these decisions after thinking about certain aspects. They have an overall view of the situation and they know what to do, you need to respect the call they have taken," shares Tewari.

According to reports, cinemas are likely to reopen in the state from September 1, and the filmmaker is banking on that hope.

"Personally, when you think about the film not releasing in Maharshatra right...