Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a nationwide lockdown due to which the theatres have been shut for months now. Their reopening is still skeptical and this has caused a lot of loss to the movie industry. Now, the makers have no option but to succumb to OTT release. Producer Mukesh Bhatt confirmed that in order to survive he will release his Alia Bhatt starrer, ‘Sadak 2’ on an OTT platform.
Mukesh told PTI, “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.”
He added, “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.”
Talking about the future of theatrical releases, Mukesh said that the phase of OTT platforms in temporary. He said, “Now that films are releasing on OTT, it doesn’t mean theatres will shut down. People need the outing, big screen entertainment is fun. It is a 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.”
Meanwhile, talking about the movie, apart from Alia Bhatt, ‘Sadak 2’ also starS Pooja Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt.