Amid the reports of OTT release, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1 will most probably release on New Year 2021!
The lockdown has made many filmmakers take the OTT route. Films like Sadak 2, Laxmmi Bomb, The Big Bull and Dil Bechara have already gone for a digital release. However, there are still people who want to show their films on the big screen.
Reportedly, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1 will release in the theatres on New Year 2021. A source confirmed the same to Bollywood Hungama saying, “The makers had multiple meetings over the last few weeks and everyone unanimously felt that David Dhawan’s 45th directorial should arrive on the big screen. In tough times like this, comedy is something that will bring the audience to the cinema hall and make them forget all the grief. It’s a family entertainer warrants community viewing.”
It was recently when Sooryavanshi and 83 locked Diwali and Christmas respectively for their release. “The idea is to bring in the New Year with laughter. Varun’s Mr. Lele, which has been shelved, was initially eyeing the New Year release. But now that slot will be taken over by Coolie No. 1. That’s the target for now, however it all depends on the on-ground scenario. Even though Sooryavanshi and 83 have announced their release dates, there lies a strong possibility of a delay in both the films if the cases keep on increasing. It’s all tentative for now,” the source added.
When asked about OTT platforms, the source confirmed that the makers got offers from the OTT platforms, including Hotstar and Amazon. But David Dhawan is a believer of big screen entertainment, and put his foot down. He has the final call on every decision related to the film, and the team also were on the same page of releasing it in theatres.
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