'83' director Kabir Khan opens up about the situation of cinema post lockdown, says 'industry will certainly bounce back to its glory'

Kabir Khan who directed 83' opens up about the entertainment industry post lockdown and says he will always prefer a theatre release and industry will bounce back to glory; Read on
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: May 16, 2020 14:02 IST
'83' director Kabir Khan opens up about the situation of cinema post lockdown, says 'industry will certainly bounce back to its glory'

As Kabir Khan's 83' was supposed to release this month, the current situation of the pandemic has put every film to a halt. Even though there was some news surrounding the digital release of Ranveer Singh's film, the makers are adamant about releasing the film on big screens. Opening up to a leading website, director Kabir Khan said that he's positive about the industry rising back to glory.

 
“ I am not going to be rushing from one project to another project. I think it is important that you savor and enjoy what you're doing. I know there are lots of doomsday scenarios that are being painted that 'Oh people are not going to come back to the theatres, ' the way shooting is going to progress from now is all going to change. But human beings are very resilient. We've withstood greater things in our history than what we are witnessing right now. I don't believe in these doomsday scenarios, " he said.
 
He further added, "I know it will sound a little romanticized when I say it, but there is something magical about walking into a dark hall with 300-400 people and watching cinema. That is why theatres have withstood everything. As filmmakers, yes OTT platforms are a great platform for us and they are spreading our films and allowing a lot of people to watch it as and when they want to access it. But as a filmmaker, I would always want my film playing on the big screen. I know there is a hiccup, there has been a speed breaker but it is a speed breaker we all needed to be able to see things better and get a holistic picture of our lives.
 
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