Bollywood industry is highly suffered by the coronavirus pandemic. As we know due to lockdown theatres are closed ,film released has been postponed and many filmmakers are planning to release their films on digital platform. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2. The filmmaker confirmed, in an interview to PTI, that releasing his film on a streaming platform is the only option he his left with.
He said, “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, 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.”
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Today is Day 1 of Sadak 2. And that's my father, now also my director, holding the clap. I begin shoot in a few days and honestly, I’m petrified. I feel like a tiny mouse trying to climb a beautiful, immense, emotional mountain. I hope I make it to the top and if I fall I hope I’m able to get up again. It’s a tough climb but from everything I’ve seen and everything I’ve heard, I know every single step and misstep will be worth it! Here's to movies, family, dreams and starting out on a brand NEW journey! And what a journey it’s going to be!!!! 🌟🙏🌞
However, he added, that OTT releases are only a temporary phase. “Now that films are releasing on OTT, it doesn’t mean theatres will shut down. People need outing, big screen entertainment is fun. It is a temporary phase. We need to understand it rationally and not blast or put each other down. We should lift each other up. 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 said.
Mahesh Bhatt also revealed that a two-day shoot for Sadak 2 is still in the pipeline. The team is slated to shoot in July. “We have a two-day shoot left which we intend to begin next month. The post-production is going on in full swing simultaneously,” he added.
Alongside Alia, Sadak 2 stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.