Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom was one of the first films to start and wrap up the shooting during the pandemic. The movie is slated to release on 2nd April 2021, but according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the makers are planning a direct-to-digital release on Amazon Prime Video.
A source told the portal, “The producers of Bell Bottom – Jackky Bhagnani and Vashu Bhagnani – have started conversations with Amazon Prime to explore the possibility of a direct to digital release, and so far, both the parties seem to be on the same page. They are discussing various prospects including the financials, and there might be some clarity within the next one month. But at this point of time, team Bell Bottom is definitely exploring the direct to digital option of release.”
Further talking about the movie’s release date, the source said, “A release on April 2 seems unlikely now, as another Akshay Kumar film (Sooryavanshi) is looking to arrive in the same period. Given the costs and several other factors associated with the film as also Akshay’s jam packed release calendar, the makers thought of exploring the digital release with Amazon Prime. The Bhagnani’s share a close bond with the digital platform and so does Akshay, and that’s how the meeting happened. All stakeholders are currently working towards arriving at terms and conditions that are beneficial to all of them.”
Bell Bottom also stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, and Huma Qureshi.