According to the latest information Ranveer Singh’s much awaited film ‘83 has been offered to release on OTT platform. Since the ongoing pandemic theatres are closed and films have been postponed. It is also said that it will take a few months to resume the cinema hall even after the lockdown.
According to the reports the OTT platform offered Rs. 143 crore to the makers of this film.
However, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar said this to a daily, “There is no truth to these reports. ’83 has been made for the big-screen experience. Right now, there’s no intention or interest of the directors or we as the producers of taking these films to the small screen. If the situation deteriorates rapidly or there is no visibility of normalcy even after six months, we will evaluate then. But right now, we are all quite positive and I foresee that between next 4 to 6 months, cinema halls will start operating. So that’s the hope and mind-set which we currently have.”
A source said, “The OTT platforms have enough content as of now but sooner or later, they too wont have anything new to offer as even their productions are paused. Also, their viewership will increase if they get an upcoming film, which was originally meant for cinemas. Hence, they are approaching makers of films like Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Khaali Peeli, Coolie No 1, Ginny Weds Sunny, Saina, Indoo Ki Jawaani, Shershaah etc. They are offering them a handsome amount, based on their films worth, which will not just cover the films cost but also ensure profitability.”
The film is directed by Kabir Khan and it was expected to hit the theatres in April 2020.