As the cinema houses have been shut till now due to the ongoing state of the pandemic, some movies which were due for a theatre release have either shifted their release dates or are releasing the films digitally. For instance, Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan released on Amazon Prime Video on June 12. Likewise, Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi and Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena biopic are also set to release digitally. After these announcements, Mukesh Bhatt has also decided to release his upcoming Sadak 2 on OTT.
He told PTI, "It (number of COVID-19 cases) is increasing day-by-day instead of subsiding. In this situation do you think the theatres will open? And even if they do and Sadak 2 is released, will people go to watch it? People have to protect their families. Today, life is more important.”
“I am compelled to come (on the digital platform) because I don’t see any light in the near future. This is the best I can do to survive. There are certain things that you do, not out of choice but out of compulsion. This is the only option left. It is a no-brainer,” he added. Besides Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sadak 2 also stars its previous star cast which includes Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt.
Currently, however, the shooting of the film hasn't been finished yet and after doing so in the month of July, the makers will finally release the film digitally.