Anurag Basu’s ‘Ludo’ Digital Release
‘Ludo’: Helmed by Anurag Basu and featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya, Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles is expected to get a digital release.
If the incoming reports are to be believed then, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Asha Negi and Rohit Saraf starrer ‘Ludo’ is likely to be released on an OTT platform.
Ongoing coronavirus lockdown that has been in effect since March-end and with no improvement in sight in the coming future, a lot of small budget movies are resorting to OTT releases. Late Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Radhika Madan starrer: Angrezi Medium started this trend successfully.
Talking more about Ludo, it is an anthology with several leading Bollywood actors being a part of it. In the beginning, there were plans to release the film on screens on April 24, 2020, however, due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, it has been postponed indefinitely.
Going by the reports in Pinkvilla, the producer of the film, Bhushan Kumar aka CMD of T-Series, is in talks with two digital platforms. Talking about it, a source shared with the entertainment portal,
“Bhushan Kumar is currently in talks with two digital giants to release a few of his films online. Once the monies are agreed upon, Ludo will be one of the first films from the banner that will be released on the web. Currently, it’s all in the discussion stage and the modalities are being worked out.”
Whilst another source revealed to the portal,
“It’s a good move by the makers. Big films can’t release online because they won’t get the money they need to generate the revenue they have invested. For smaller films, it’s easier and more profitable given the scenario.”
With this movie, Anurag will work with Abhishek, Rajkummar, Aditya, Pankaj, Sanjay, and Fatima for the very first time. The poster for the film was released last year along with the film title which is Ludo.