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Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2 to get OTT release, Mukesh Bhatt says ‘This is the only option left’

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur’s much awaited film, Sadak 2 will release on Disney + Hotstar’s OTT platform.

The directorial comeback of veteran filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt is one of the most anticipated movies of 2020. But unfortunately the audiences won’t be able to enjoy it on the big screen as the movie is all set for a digital release.

Here’s the latest poster of the movie!

The uncertainty around the reopening of theatres due to the pandemic has pushed a lot of movies releasing in 2020 to take the digital route. “It (number of COVID-19 cases) is increasing day-by-day instead of subsiding. In this situation do you think the theatres will open? And even if they do and Sadak 2 is released, will people go to watch it? People have to protect their families. Today, life is more important,” said Mukesh Bhatt.

Sadak 2 is a sequel to the 1991 blockbuster starring Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. The makers were more than excited to recreate the beauty of the first installment for the audiences to experience but due to the current situation they are forced to give it a digital release.

“I am compelled to come (on digital platform) because I don’t see any light in the near future. This is the best I can do to survive. There are certain things that you do, not out of choice but out of compulsion. This is the only option left. It is a no-brainer. Now that films are releasing on OTT, it doesn’t mean theatres will shut down. People need outing, big screen entertainment is fun. It is a temporary phase. We need to understand it rationally and not blast or put each other down. We should lift each other up. “I have got no option, so I will definitely consider OTT. We have not made this film to put it in lock and key. We want to bring it to people so that they enjoy the film,” he added.

The shoot of the film is yet to be completed and the is planning to resume the work in July. “We have a two-day shoot left which we intend to begin next month. The post-production is going on in full swing simultaneously,” he added.

Are you excited to experience the magic of movies at your home on digital platforms or missing the big screens? What are your thoughts on movies directly releasing online?

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