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‘Atrangi Re’ Makers Considering Direct OTT Release, Says Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar has said that Atrangi Re, his upcoming film directed by Aanand L Rai and co-starring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, might opt for a direct-to-OTT release, according to Hindustan Times.


While the shoot is complete and the film is ready for release, the makers are yet to officially announce a release date. Talking to HT City, Kumar said the film may release on a streaming platform rather than in theatres. “We are still mulling over whether it should be a theatrical film or an OTT release. And OTT may simply be the medium of choice for Atrangi Re, as it looks right now,” Kumar said.

Recently, after the Maharashtra government’s announcement that theatres in the state could open from October 22, several producers and actors announced the release of their upcoming films. Kumar too announced the release dates of several of his projects, such as SooryavanshiRaksha Bandhan, Bachchan Pandey, and Prithviraj.

The actor told HT that he did not include Atrangi Re in that list because they were yet to decide its medium of release. “I am as much for OTT as for theatres. What’s best for the film should decide the medium of release,” he further said.


Earlier, a source had revealed to Pinkvilla that the makers of Atrangi Re felt an OTT release would suit the Aanand L Rai directorial. “The film release calendar is packed with a new release every week. Atrangi Re is not exactly a big-ticket film and hence, the makers have been discussing different modes of release over the last few months. Even though cinema halls have opened up across the country, the team feels a direct OTT release will enable Atrangi Re to reach out to its target audience in a better way,” the source said.

The report also stated that the makers were in talks with Netflix regarding the film, and the release date and other aspects would be locked soon.

Atrangi Re is bankrolled by Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar’s T Series, Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions Pvt Ltd, and Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films.

The film with music by AR Rahman was earlier scheduled to release on August 6, but got delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.