Over the weekend, release dates of many big-ticket Bollywood films were announced as theatres in Maharashtra and several other states reopened. Akshay Kumar announced the release dates of his upcoming films Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj Raksha Bandhan, and Ram Setu. Many questioned his long-pending film Atrangi Re, directed by Aanand L Rai. Atrangi Re features Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, and Dhanush. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay Kumar revealed that the makers of Atrangi Re are planning to release the film on an OTT platform. According to reports, Atrangi Re's rights have been snapped up by Netflix.
A source told Pinkvilla said, "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 release date and other aspects will be locked soon. While Atrangi Re has decided for a direct to the digital release, Akshay’s second collaboration with Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan is poised for a theatrical release on August 11."