Shocking! Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re starring Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan to opt for a Netflix release

After Raghava Lawrence's Laxmii, Atrangi Re will be Akshay's second direct-to-digital release.

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Akshay Kumar confirmed the theatrical release dates for Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, and Ram Setu over the weekend. Soon after, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay revealed that Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, in which he stars alongside Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, is being considered for a direct-to-digital release. And now, we have a recent update from the film and it is that the filmmakers have decided to release the film on Netflix as a direct-to-digital release.

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The film release calendar is packed with a new release every week. Atrangi Re is not exactly a big-ticket film and hence, the makers have been discussing different modes of release over the last few months. Even though cinema halls have opened up across the country, the team feels, a direct OTT release will enable Atrangi Re to reach out to it’s target audience in a better way,” revealed a source close to the development to Pinkvilla.

However, the paperwork is still pending, and the filmmakers are nearing the finish of their talks with Netflix. “The release date and other aspects will be locked soon. While Atrangi Re has decided for a direct to digital release, Akshay’s second collaboration with Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan is poised for a theatrical release on August 11,” the source added.

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After Raghava Lawrence’s Laxmii, Atrangi Re will be Akshay’s second direct-to-digital release.

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