Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter’s ‘Khaali Peeli’ was just two days away from its completion when the nationwide lockdown was announced.
Although when things started getting a little normal with lot of precautions, the makers completed it’s pending shoots. The film was then released on Zee Plex on October 2, 2020.
Now, the breaking news is that the National chains will not be screening Khaali Peeli in their cinemas. It is because the film is already released on OTT PPV (Pay Per View) format.
The reason for not screening is if one of the film is screened it would set the trend of screening the film simultaneously on OTT and theater, which they don’t want to get it set. Hence any films that’s going to premiere on OTT first wouldn’t be having a theatrical release like upcoming films including Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb, Abhishek Bachchan’s Bhuj, Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2, etc.
Also, similar thought has been taken by most of Single Screen holders and Independent Cinema chains of not screening the OTT films and supporting the theaterical norms which is been set from a long time now. Hence, mostly Khaali Peeli would be shown at very few screens as per sources.
Khaali Peeli is a direction by Maqbool Khan. It is produced by Ali Abbas Zafar with Zee Studios and Himanshu Mehra. The film also features Jaideep Ahlawat as the baddie.