Alia Bhatt's 'Sadak 2' set for direct OTT release, Mukesh Bhatt calls it 'right decision'
Mumbai : Alia Bhatt starrer Sadak 2, one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, directed by Mahesh Bhatt has been scheduled for direct OTT release, producer Mukesh Bhatt confirmed.
Produced by Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios, the movie also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. The film was scheduled to release in theatres on July 10 this year, but due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic theatres and multiplexes have not be under operation since March 2020.
The uncertainty on reopening of theatres the makers have decided to release their movies directly on the digital platforms.
"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," Mukesh Bhatt told PTI.
Sadak 2, a sequel to the 1991 film starring Pooja Bhatt and Dutt, was an ambitious project created for the big screen, but the makers will have to go ahead with the digital release to “survive”, the producer 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," he added.