OTT Release of Gulabo Sitabo:
‘Open to digital release if need be’: These were the words that filmmaker Shoojit Sircar used when there was a talk going about the release of Amitabh Bachchan-Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ release being clouded by never-ending coronavirus lockdown.
If the reports are to be believed then, Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana‘s: ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is more likely to be released directly on an OTT platform.
Due to the never-ending coronavirus lockdown, several filmmakers are planning to release their soon-to-be-released films on OTT platforms. There is a common understanding now that it will take time for things to get normal due to the coronavirus pandemic and makers don’t want to risk the business of the films. Reports are making the rounds that Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming directorial, Gulabo Sitabo is more likely to hit the digital world much before big screens. When asked about it, the director said he will come out with his final decision after May 3rd, 2020.
Shoojit whilst talking to Mumbai Mirror said,
“As a filmmaker, I’d want to see my film open in the theatres, but the situation today is unlike anything anyone has ever experienced. So, I’m open to a digital release if need be, but we will decide after May 3.”
Talking about Gulabo Sitabo, the film marks the 1st outing of Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana. Also, Shoojit is directing both the actors after Piku and Vicky Donor respectively.
After Gulabo Sitabo, Shoojit’s forthcoming directorial is the Sardar Udham Singh biopic in which Vicky Kaushal plays the titular role. The film is set for a 2021 release. When asked about it, Shoojit went on to say,
“Since it is scheduled for January 2021, we are not thinking about it right now. I’d like a film like this to be a big-screen experience. I have lived with this dream for so long that when we were shooting at Jallianwala Bagh, I had tears in my eyes.”
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