Due to the situation of the lockdown, movie theatres have been shut for safety purposes. No one knows the time when the situation of normalcy will prevail and hence many Bollywood films due for release are opting for OTT platforms. For instance, Gulabo Sitabo, Gunjan Saxena's biopic and Shakuntala Devi are all set to release digitally. However, Parineeti Chopra, whose films Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train were due for a release, confirms that her films won't be released digitally.
She told a leading daily, "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was all set to release. We were two days into promotions when all of this happened.”
Pari further added, "The Girl On The Train is not ready yet as they are in midst of editing and locking the final cuts. Weirdly, it’s a blessing in disguise. Because I know once the lockdown ends, they will work on it and then decide whether they want a theatrical or an OTT release. Same goes with the Saina Nehwal biopic. All these films are so important to me. I have literally bet my life on them and worked hard on them. I would hate for them to have a compromised release."
Speaking further upon the whole OTT vs theatre release, Parineeti added, "Somehow we are still traditional and feel like OTT is a compromised release. But you never know, everyone is changing his or her way of thinking and functioning. Maybe, OTT will become more important now. But there’s that traditional Indian cine-goer in me, who believes cinema will never die. We want our films to be released in theatres, whenever it happens."