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Reliance Entertainment CEO on Sooryavanshi and 83 release: We will explore all options between theatrical, digital

Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh's 83 are both being produced by Reliance Entertainment Group.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 22, 2020 6:08:01 pm
sooryavanshi 83 releaseAkshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh starrer 83 are both being produced by Reliance Entertainment Group.

Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh’s 83, which were scheduled to release in theaters earlier this year, could release on OTT platforms.

Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibashish Sarkar shared on Twitter that though they are committed to release the films in theaters, they “do not want to push the release dates any further.” Sarkar added that if there is further delay in the opening of cinemas or the pandemic situation worsens, they will “explore all options between theatrical, digital both TVOD & SVOD routes.”

His tweet read, “Just to reiterate we are 100% inclined to release Sooryavanshi & 83 in theaters. However, we do not want to push the release dates any further. If uncertainty continues on the opening of cinemas or the pandemic situation worsening, we will explore all options between theatrical, digital both TVOD & SVOD routes, in consultation with our directors, actors and partners. We will definitely not like to push the release dates further. I am however, absolutely optimistic that audience will see these films on the big screen on Diwali & Christmas!!”

Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, also stars Katrina Kaif and features cameos by Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh. 83, the story of the Indian cricket team winning the World Cup in 1983, is directed by Kabir Khan.

With theaters being closed due to the pandemic, many films have premiered on OTT platforms like ZEE5, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar among others.

During the coronavirus induced lockdown, films like Dil Bechara, Gulabo Sitabo, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Khuda Haafiz among others have released on streaming platforms.

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