The world is currently dealing with the Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic and India is currently in a lockdown state till 17th May 2020. The lockdown has resulted in closure of theatres and cineplexes and hence future of many upcoming bollywood films is in doubt. Speculations are rife that makers of big films have been approached to release their projects on digital platforms.
While the producers of the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ have not denied the offer, the makers of Salman Khan starrer “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai” have realised that the audiences will visit the theatres when it releases and they should not deny Salman Khan fans the opportunity of watching his films on the big screen.
“Salman Khan’s movies are not really a great home watch unless they are Sooraj Barjatya films or an odd one like Bajrangi Bhaijaan. His films are great theatrical experience. A film like Radhe is a film for the masses who are not really on OTT platforms. It may make some great business sense now to pawn off the film to an OTT platform, but it would go against Salman’s grain to even try and get his films not release in the theatres. Radhe too is a film which is largely designed for the masses and the theatrical audiences, including the multiplexes, and hence will release there only,” a source informed a leading daily.
Directed by Prabhudheva, Radhe also features Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff along with Randeep Hooda who plays the villain. It also features Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati. The film produced by Salman Khan films and Reel Life Films was to initially release on May 22, before the coronavirus thwarted all plans.