The lockdown across India after the emergence of novel Coronavirus has resulted in a huge loss of business for the film industry. Theatres, multiplex cinemas, malls are probably the last places that may open up post lockdown. With this in mind, filmmakers are considering releasing their films digitally instead of waiting for months to see their films on the big screen.
There were many movies ready to be released in the coming months but have been forced to push forward. One of them is Gulabo Sitabo starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, it was scheduled to release on April 17. Now with fewer chances of people returning to the cinema halls, the director opens up about releasing the film on digital platforms.
In an interview to Bombay Mirror Shoojit Sircar told, “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 of the film if need be, but we will make a decision after May 3.”
The story of the film Gulabo Sitabo revolves around the two characters Gulabo and Sitabo who depict the day to day struggles of the common man through local humor and songs. The director also has another ambitious project lined up next -the Sardar Uddham Singh biopic starring Vicky Kaushal. He, however, adds that he is not thinking about the film, which is currently in post-production, as it is scheduled to release in January 2021.