Earlier this year, the coronavirus situation got better. As a result, we had hopes about a great footfall in the movie theatres especially for big-budget films like Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Salman Khan had promised to release his film on big screens as many films were picking OTT platforms. However, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has spoilt the plans. Due to lockdown in several cities and states, theatres are also shut. Owing to this, most filmmakers decided to hold the release of the films. However, Salman is not the one who would go with what most people do. Therefore, he decided to go ahead with the hybrid release. The movie Radhe will release on both platforms, big screens and digital platform ZEE5.
Salman Khan Assures Fans that Radhe will Release in Indian Theatres after Normalcy is Attained
Khan is also the producer of the film. During a recent virtual interview, Salman spoke about the Indian theatrical release of the film.
“Once the theatres open even after this OTT release, because there are still people who would want to watch it in theatres and some who don’t watch on OTT, we will do a release in India in theatres as well. Abroad, it is releasing. Not with the same number of prints that we usually released but it is being released abroad,” he said.
Salman opted for the theatrical release days after theatre owners and associations had requested him to give the film an exclusive release in cinemas. Their reason was to boost the business of cinema halls and theatres.
Therefore, Salman apologized to the theatre owners. Salman said, “I apologise to all the theatre owners that we are doing the film now and it is the right thing to do. The intention was that we release this film as soon as the pandemic gets over but it doesn’t seem to be so. So, the intention was to release in theatres as you would remember a few months back, it was on social media a request to release Radhe in theatres on Eid and we agreed to it. Because they thought that getting Radhe in theatres would get the crowds back and the theatres would come back in being functional but that did not happen.”
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