As soon as the news of theatres reopening in Maharashtra came out alongside several other films that were pending for release, five of Akshay Kumar’s films — Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, RakshaBandhan and Ram Setu — announced their date for a theatrical release.
However, there was no update on Atrangi Re, shooting for which is almost complete and the film is ready to release. Talking about the same Akshay revealed that the team is considering a direct-to-OTT release.
“To be honest, I haven’t yet included Atrangi Re in the list because we are still mulling over whether it should be a theatrical film or an OTT release. And OTT may simply be the medium of choice for Atrangi Re, as it looks right now,” reveals Kumar.
Talking more about the Aanand L Rai directorial project, also starring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, Akshay adds, “Atrangi Re has a fantastic, never-heard-before subject and story line. For me and Anand Rai, it is critical that the most suited platform is chosen for the film.”
Stating that for him, “good content goes hand in hand with the platform”, Kumar adds, “I am as much for OTT as for theatres. What’s best for the film should decide the medium of release.”