The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected multiple industries worldwide and decimated an already staggering economy. One of the industries affected is the Hindi film industry which is set to lose crores due to the nationwide lockdown.
Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film ’83 was supposed to release in April but has been put on hold due to the nationwide lockdown. A tentative release date hasn’t been announced yet. Recent rumours suggested that the film would have a direct-to-OTT release and that the film’s makers had received an offer of more than a 100 crore rupees for the same.
However, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar spoke to PTI and stated that, as of now, the makers aren’t going to be exploring that aspect for at least the next six months.
“There is no truth in this. As producers and even the director, we all are on the same page that we want to wait for theatrical release for the next few months. We will first complete the film then we will wait. If six or nine months down the line the situation becomes much worse we will take a call at that time. There is no hurry,” he said.
“Everybody has shown interest in this project but we are not engaging in any discussion for a straight to digital release currently. We will wait for the next four to six months before taking any further call,” he added.
According to the PTI report, the VFX and post-production for the film is still pending.