As we know due to second wave of coronavirus Theatres and Malls are closed , so many film producers are opting for the OTT release of their film. Recently, Salman Khan starrer ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai‘ released on OTT, it was speculated that another Salman Khan starrer ‘Antim: The Final Truth‘ and Ajay Devgn starring ‘Maidaan‘ is also likely to opt for a pay-per-view release. Now, the makers of Maidaan has released a statement denying all the speculations and asked fans not to believe these reports.
The statement read as “We would like to share that there is currently no conversation with any streaming platform for pay per view release of the film ‘Maidaan’. Our focus, at present, is to complete the film keeping everyone’s safety in mind and full compliance with Protocols laid down by the Government. We request you to please reach out to us regarding any news about ‘Maidaan‘.”
Talking about the OTT release, a source told Bollywood Hungama, “Makers of ‘Sooryavanshi‘ and ‘83‘ may be in talks. Both these films have been delayed by more than a year. Also, ‘Antim: The Final Truth‘ reportedly will take the hybrid release route. Meanwhile, ‘Maidaan‘ is a film by Zee Studios and it will be in contention. Apart from these, a couple of big-budgeted South films might also be interested.”
While another source told the entertainment portal, “The industry has now realized that if a film stars a big name, then a simultaneous release in cinemas and on a platform like ZeePlex can be an interesting proposition. Hence, Zee’s top honchos wasted no time and have already approached around 4-5 highly awaited biggies. The makers are in talks with Zee and this shows how widely ZeePlex has got acceptance.”