Kabir Khan's 83' was supposed to release in the month of May when the lockdown wasn't announced and everything was normal. However, due to the current situation of the pandemic, the makers decided to postpone the film indefinitely. Even though Kabir Khan was offered to release the film on the OTT platform, the 49- year old director refused to do so. And now, Kabir Khan says that he'll only release the film post lockdown when the comfort prevails all over. He also speaks up for Rohit Shetty's film Sooryavanshi.
In an interview with a leading daily, he said, “We will be ready (to release when the lockdown opens), but having said that, we will only come out with our movies when the comfort is palpable. and when we feel that ‘Okay, the fear has gone away, and people might feel comfortable to put on masks and gloves, and go watch a film.”
He adds, “There are a lot of efforts, resources and energy that go into films and we would like people to enjoy our films. Both, Rohit and I, would want the audience to enjoy our films on the big screen and therefore we are ready to wait it out for things to get better. It’s not like the lockdown will and when we will throw our films to test the waters. No. We will win till we’re comfortable.”
He also speaks up about the uncertainty which has the entertainment industry surrounded with, and said, "Everybody has invested a certain amount of money in their films and they may be seeing that in the near future, they’re not going to be able to recover the costs because there’s no clarity about when theatres will open, in what shape and form will they open, and will the audience go back (to theatres), ”