Sooryavanshi is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. Starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead role, the movie was reportedly slated to release on 2nd April 2021. However, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, it might get a direct-to-digital release or it will release on OTT and single screens simultaneously.
A source told the portal, “The makers of Sooryavanshi want to ensure the success of their film, and theatre owners want to capitalize on the release of a big ticket Bollywood entertainer after the pandemic. Each side wants the lion’s share when it comes to revenues generate from the release of Sooryavanshi and hence the stalemate.”
“Currently talks between the producers of Sooryavanshi and exhibitors have reached a standstill, due to which the makers of the film have now opened up dialogue with the OTT streaming giant Netflix. If all goes well the audience could see a simultaneous release on Netflix and non-national multiplex chains and single-screen cinemas. It all now depends on Netflix, if the streaming giant offers the makers of Sooryavanshi a sweet deal we could also see the film premiere on OTT and simultaneous release in theatres, or there could also be a chance that Sooryavanshi will have an exclusive premiere on the OTT platform,” the source added.