With the global economy in crisis, filmmakers in India are making the difficult decision to either further delay their films or release them directly on digital platforms.
The latest buzz suggests that Anand Pandit’s upcoming film ‘Chehre’ starring Amitabh Bachchan could skip a theatrical release and instead be premiered directly on one of the streaming giants.
Pandit said, “Given how the lockdown is panning out, a digital release for ‘Chehre’ is being mulled.” The filmmaker said that it he would wait until the first week of June before he takes a final call on it.
It was previously reported on BizAsiaLive.com that Bachchan’s other films ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ helmed by Shoojit Sircar and ‘Jhund’ are likely to release on digital also.
Meanwhile, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s next ‘Ghoomketu’ is the first major film to release on digital platform, ZEE5 during the lockdown. It will premiere on 22nd May.