Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic causing threat to lives, it created a chaos to all industries including the film industry.
The pandemic left film makers release their films directly on OTT platforms due to the lockdown in the country.
But now, the situation is quite different where movie makers are taking a risk to release their films in theatres. Also Read: Farhan Akhtar Comes in Defence of Arjun Tendulkar Over the Nepotism Issue
Contrary to the above, Bollywoodnewsflash has come to know a few surprising facts about the release of Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan that was earlier slated to release in theatres. But now, it seems that they have opted to release it directly on Amazon Prime Video.
As per the latest Bollywood news, we have learnt that Toofan was earlier scheduled to hit theatres last year in the month of September. But like other films, its release had to be postponed for an indefinite period of time. Also Read: Bollywood Raids: I-T Department Affirms to Have Enough Proof of Evasion
In the course of events, producer and the director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra opted to release the much awaiting film directly on the OTT platform instead of releasing in theatres. And so, it looks certain that Farhan Akhtar starring Toofan will be released on Amazon Prime Video.
Take a look at what the source had to say in this regard, “Toofan was initially expected to release in September 2020. However with the lockdown in effect, the film’s release was put on hold indefinitely. Also Read: Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger 3’ & Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathan Interlinked?
Though it comes as a surprise that the director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and producers opted for a direct to OTT release rather than a conventional theatrical release, it is now certain that Toofan will premiere directly on Amazon Prime Video.”
The source not only gave a confirmation of the film releasing on OTT platform, it also revealed the reason behind this. Well, the only reason that came out is that makers don’t want to release the film in theatres as they are currently making unexpected business. Also Read: Rhea Chakraborty Blocked From Chehre Poster; Ruins Her Plans to Comeback in Bollywood
They clarified that due to the theatres are still not making a nice business, they feel reluctant to release their film until things go back to normal. The makers also think that releasing the film in theatre will somehow detrimental to business.
Take a look at what the source has to say in this regard, “Currently theatres are just opening up, and it will be a while before they and their business returns to normal. Releasing a film in an uncertain atmosphere like this is detrimental to business. But on the other hand, opting for a direct to OTT release, a filmmaker is assured of a certain sum that will cover his initial expense. Given this situation it is obvious why filmmakers still prefer to release their films on OTT platforms over theatres.”
Toofan is basically an Indian sports drama starring Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Isha Talwar and Mrunal Thakur in their pivotal roles. It’s produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, P.S. Bharathi and Rajiv Tandon. Also Read: Tara Sutaria Grooves with Aadar Jain at Armaan Jain’s Wedding Reception
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