Owing to the current lockdown and uncertainty over the reopening of theatres, many film producers are exploring the possibilities of releasing their films directly on OTT platforms. In Kollywood, Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal will be one of the first mainstream films to release directly on an OTT platform. In Bollywood, the long-delayed Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Ghoomketu will release on Zee5 platform on May 22. Following that, it has now been revealed that Ayushmann Khurrana’s next film, Gulabo Sitabo will directly release on OTT platform and this news has taken the entire nation by surprise and excitement.
Gulabo Sitabo is a film that has excited the fans ever since its announcement because it features the legendary Amitabh Bachchan as the other lead, alongside Ayushmann. With two leading stars coming together for a film, that too, under the direction of a proven acclaimed filmmaker like Shoojit Sircar (of Vicky Donor and Piku fame), it was nothing short of excitement for the fans. The film was supposed to hit the screens on April 17, this year, but due to the pandemic situation worldwide, the release was pushed. Now, the makers have decided to go for a direct OTT release.
Ayushmann Khurrana is at the peak of his career with continuous successful films and a great strike rate and this move to release his film on a OTT platform has surprised the industry experts. One can be sure that the film would have got a very good opening, had it released in theatres because of the sheer excitement and freshness that we talked about. Coming back to the OTT release, Gulaba Sitabo will stream on Amazon Prime Video platform from June 12. Ayushmann Khurrana took to his official Twitter space to make this announcement and the social media is abuzz about it.
Through this move, Gulabo Sitabo has become one of the first mainstream films featuring top stars, to release directly on an OTT platform. So, get ready to see the super exciting multi-starrer Gulabo Sitabo from June 12. Check out the announcement tweet below:
Advance mein aapko book kar rahe hai!— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) May 14, 2020
Gulabo Sitabo premieres this June 12 only on @PrimeVideoIN aa jaana fir, first day, first stream karne#GiboSiboOnPrime #WorldPremiereOnPrime @SrBachchan @ShoojitSircar @ronnielahiri #SheelKumar #JuhiChaturvedi @filmsrisingsun @Kinoworksllp pic.twitter.com/OdkWRkCPsC
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