Various films got affected due to the coronavirus pandemic. The films that got slated for the summer release were the most affected ones due to the pandemic and the lockdown. As all the theatres are still shut, many films are opting for a direct digital release. Even star-studded films are taking the digital path. Big-ticket Bollywood films like Bhuj: The Pride of India, Sadak 2 and Laxmmi Bomb have already announced their OTT releases. Now, another film joined the list. It is Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No:1. The rights of this movie got acquired by Amazon Prime Video. An official announcement about the release date will be out soon.
The shoot of Coolie No:1 got wrapped up in February this year. It got slated for the release on May 1. But it couldn't hit the screens due to the pandemic. The makers waited for the reopening of theatres. As there are no chances of it happening anytime soon, they decided to go for the OTT release. We hear that Prime Video bagged the rights for a whopping price. Apparently, it may release during the Diwali festive season.
Directed by David Dhawan, this movie is an adaptation of the 1995 film of the same name. Vashu Bhagnani, Jacky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh are bankrolling the film under the banner Pooja Entertainment. Stay tuned for more updates on it.