Finally, after a lot of speculation Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo will be directly streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, the film will be available for streaming from June 12 onwards.
Ayushmann shared the film poster on Instagram and wrote, “Advance mein aapko book kar rahe hai! Gulabo Sitabo premieres this June 12 only on @primevideoin aa jaana fir, first day, first stream karne”
The film was supposed to hit the theatres on April 17. However, the Government announced a nationwide lockdown due to a coronavirus pandemic and the film didn’t go through.
Recently, when asked director Shoojit Sircar had shown his interest in releasing the film on the digital platform. “As a filmmaker, I’d want to see my film open in the theatres, but the situation today is unlike anything anyone had ever experienced. So, I’m open to a digital release if need be,” he said.
Talking about the film Big B was quoted as saying, “Gulabo Sitabo is a slice of life dramedy that is a must-watch for families at home. I was excited about my role since the first time Shoojit showed me the character’s look. It took me almost three hours each day to get into character with its different looks. I had a wonderful time working with my very talented co-star Ayushmann Khurrana. Even though we are constantly bantering in the film, it has been a pleasure working with him for the first time. This family entertainer has the power to cut across geographic boundaries, and we are pleased to bring Gulabo Sitabo to audiences across the globe.”
Set in Uttar Pradesh the film is on a love-hate relationship between a tenant and his landlord.
Gulabo Sitabo is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar and written by Juhi Chaturvedi.