Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh’s ’83 are two of the biggest releases of 2020 that the audiences had been looking forward to. Sooryavanshi was almost set for release when the coronavirus pandemic broke out. The makers have reiterated the fact that they want to release these two films in the theatres. However, now it looks like they might opt for the OTT route.
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Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, the CEO of Reliance Entertainment revealed that they are not keen to delay the film beyond Christmas. He said, “We are 100% inclined to take the theatrical route. However, at the same time, we don’t want to delay the release further than practically possible. That means we will not like to push release dates beyond Diwali / Christmas. So the first option is to go theatrical if cinemas open up and audiences are back.” He also added, “If either cinema halls don’t open or corona impact increases many folds….and audiences are not coming… Or in some states theatres open and in some states they won’t….in those scenarios we will have to explore all options… Either pure SVOD (video on demand) routes. Or TVOD/PPV (pay per view) routes like what the makers of Mulan are planning. Or part theatrical/part TVOD. Or in some state/countries theatrical and some state digital… Basically, we will not like to shift release date further…. and ideally look for theatrical or any other hybrid measure for the best possible release. (sic.)”
Source: Desi Martini