New Delhi June 29 (HS) Producer Mukesh Bhatt confirms that the much anticipated film, Sadak 2 will be heading for a digital release. Produced by Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios, the movie featuring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, was originally scheduled to be released in cinemas on July 10.
Mukesh Bhatt said, “The number of Covid-19 cases are 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.”
He further said, “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.”
The uncertainty around the reopening of theatres, which were shut down in the wake of Corona virus pandemic has pushed the makers to consider a digital release.
“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 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.
Mukesh Bhatt said the team is yet to finish the shooting on the film, and they are planning to resume the work in July. “We have a two day shoot left which we intend to begin next month.”
Sadak 2 is the latest title to join the list of films opting for a digital release, during the pandemic.