After Shakuntala Devi, Gulabo Sitabo, Ghoomketu and Laxmmi Bomb, yet another Bollywood movie has joined the list of movies directly releasing on OTT platform during the lockdown. Yes, you read that right!. Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India will reportedly be released on OTT platform, if the deal if finalised.
Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, Bhuj: The Pride of India is a war action film set during the indo-pak war of 1972 where IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then-in charge of the Bhuj airport and his team reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 local women.
The much awaited film was supposed to release mid this year but has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-10 lockdown. However, if anything to go by a report in Pinkvilla, Bhuj: The Pride of India might skip a theatrical release. It is likely to be released on Hotstar.
A source was quoted as saying to Pinkvilla, “Though there are a few shooting days left for the film, the makers are very well aware of the post unlock situation wherein theatre-goers might be apprehensive to go in crowded places. Keeping all this in mind, the producers are in talks with Hotstar to get a direct digital release, given that further delay will only add to the production cost. The makers are trying to crack a good deal with the platform. Talks are currently on a primary stage.”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra government has granted permission to resume shooting with lockdown guidelines. Shooting of TV shows and Movies are likely to be resumed in the coming days.
The producers will have to get approvals for concerned departments in order to resume shooting. T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has said that the films with limited shooting days and patch work remaining will resume shoot first once safety measures are ensured.