Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2 to release on OTT; Mukesh Bhatt says no option left
Mukesh Bhatt on releasing Sadak 2 on OTT platform: This is the only option left
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt‘s most awaited movie ‘Sadak 2’ has been sold to an OTT platform. The movie was all set to hit the theatres on July 10. But due to the current pandemic situation it is not sure if the theatres will open in July. Therefore the makers have opted to release the film on the digital platform. The news has been confirmed by Mukesh Bhatt.
Mukesh Bhatt told PTI, “It (number of COVID-19 cases) is increasing day-by-day instead of subsiding. In this situation, do you think the theaters 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.”
Sadak 2, is a sequel to the 1991 film Sadak starring Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. It is being produced by Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios. It features Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, and Pooja Bhatt in pivotal roles.
‘Sadak 2’ is not the first film to opt for a digital release. Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, Vidya Balan-led ‘Shakuntala Devi’, Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl’ and Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’ have all opted for digital release. headed for direct-to-digital release.