Like every other film that has been impacted by the pandemic, Farhan Akhtar’s much awaited ‘Toofan’ was also delayed. Reports now suggest the film is looking set for a digital release on Amazon Prime Video instead.
According to Box Office Worldwide, a source shared, “Toofan was initially expected to release in September 2020. However with the lockdown in effect, the film’s release was put on hold indefinitely. Though it comes as a surprise that the director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and producers opted for a direct to OTT release rather than a conventional theatrical release, it is now certain that Toofan will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video.”
The source further added, “Currently theatres are just opening up, and it will be a while before they and their business returns to normal. Releasing a film in an uncertain atmosphere like this is detrimental to business. But on the other hand, opting for a direct to OTT release, a filmmaker is assured of a certain sum that will cover his initial expense. Given this situation it is obvious why filmmakers still prefer to release their films on OTT platforms over theatres.”
‘Toofan’, a sports-based drama, will see Akhtar play a national level boxer and it also stars Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal.
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