Whatever the case may be, Kannada actor Yash’s long-awaited sequel to the global blockbuster KGF will not be released on the OTT platform. As the release date approaches, there is no obvious or even fuzzy indication of when viewers, particularly in the North, would return to the theatres.
A source close to Yash says, “They are getting extremely tempting offers to break their theatre-only resolve.”
Though the source won’t reveal the figures, BH learned from a reputable source that KGF Chapter 2 has gotten a significant offer of 255 crores for a digital premiere from a big streaming platform.
“However there is no way Yash will let down his fans by releasing KGF 2 on the digital platform. If push comes to shove, they will release the South Indian version in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil first and the Hindi version later when audiences in North India show an inclination to return to theatres,” says the source.
It’s impossible to pass down such a generous offer from a digital platform, especially since the KGF producers know that getting people into theatres for at least another year will be challenging. Yash, on the other hand, is a devoted follower of his idols.
Earlier Yash said, “No matter how long we have to wait we will wait to release KGF 2 in theatres only. If the audience can wait, so can we.”