Gu­labo Sitabo to Bloom On­line?

The mak­ers are con­sid­er­ing a dig­i­tal re­lease as a theatre or television re­lease will de­mand a cen­sor cer­tifi­cate.

Fiji Sun - - SHOWBIZ - Feed­back: rosi.doviverata@fi­jisun.com.fj Amitabh Bachchan.

The Amitabh Bachchan-Ayush­mann Khur­rana star­rer Gu­labo Sitabo for di­rec­tor Shoo­jit Sir­car is ready at last, and yet it re­mains stuck in limbo due to the on­go­ing un­cer­tainty due to the coro­n­avirus pan­demic. “The film was be­ing read­ied and would have been ready on time but the film is yet to be cen­sored, and the mak­ers will need to ap­ply for a cen­sor cer­tifi­cate if it has to reach the theatres or even television.

Shoo­jit had in­ad­ver­tently men­tioned that he would not mind ex­plor­ing a dig­i­tal re­lease for the film and that has set the tongues wag­ging.

The best part about a dig­i­tal re­lease, how­ever, is that it will not re­quire a cen­sor cer­tifi­cate and that is one rea­son why a lot of OTT play­ers are keen on a fin­ished prod­uct,” says an in­dus­try source.

Bachchan’s other film to go on the dig­i­tal plat­form re­cently was the epony­mous Marathi film AB Aani CD in which Amitabh played him­self, along with Agneepath ac­tor Vikram Gokhale.

But that film had to be taken off theatres and did not see a dig­i­tal pre­miere. This time around, Gu­labo Sitabo is one of those ready films which can re­lease on the OTT. It re­mains to be seen if the mak­ers make a for­mal an­nounce­ment.

We reached out to Shoo­jit Sir­car, but he had not re­sponded by the time of us go­ing to press. Other Amitabh Bachchan films up for post-lock­down re­lease are Chehre and Jhund apart from the mag­num opus Brah­mas­tra.

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