Alia Bhatt starrer Sadak 2 will now be releasing on an OTT platform as the producer Mukesh Bhatt says that it is the only option left!
Earlier, there were reports around Alia Bhatt starrer Sadak 2 heading for an OTT release. Now the producer Mukesh Bhatt has confirmed it as he says that it is the only option left.
He told PTI, “It (number of COVID-19 cases) is increasing day-by-day instead of subsiding. In this situation do you think the theatres will open? And even if they do and Sadak 2 is released, will people go to watch it? People have to protect their families. Today, life is more important.”
He added on saying, “I am compelled to come (on digital platform) because I don’t see any light in the near future. This is the best I can do to survive. There are certain things that you do, not out of choice but out of compulsion. This is the only option left. It is a no-brainer.”
Other films like Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Gunjan Saxena and Dil Bechara are also going to have a direct OTT release.
When asked if it the trend of theatres will die, Mukesh Bhatt explains that the digital premiere trend is temporary. People will need outing and big screen entertainment is fun. “I have got no option, so I will definitely consider OTT. We have not made this film to put it in lock and key. We want to bring it to people so that they enjoy the film,” he added for Sadak 2.
The team still has a two-day shoot left and they will be resuming it in July. Meanwhile, the post production of the film is happening simultaneously. Starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, the film was supposed to hit the theatres on July 10.