The Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No 1 is one of the much-anticipated films of the year. The movie was scheduled to hit theatres in May 2020, but the release eventually postponed understanding the situation after the Coronavirus lockdown and the outbreak. As fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Coolie No 1, as per the latest reports, the movie is set to have a digital release. The report also states that Coolie No 1 will premiere this Diwali 2020. Read On
A report in Bollywood Hungama states that the team of Coolie No 1 feels like the festival of Diwali is the ideal time to get the family audiences glued on to their television and laptop screens to enjoy the romantic-comedy. A source in the report said, “The idea was to hold back for a theatrical release, but in current times, there is no clarity on reopening of cinema halls, and hence, they took the tough call of opting for a direct to digital release. The team feels that Diwali is the ideal time to get the family audiences glued onto their television and laptop screens to collectively enjoy the comic caper.”
As the source in the report mentioned that the makers were planning for a theatrical release, the insider also added that if the cinema halls opened by now, the team would have definitely held back for a January 1, 2021 release. The source continued that as Coolie No 1 is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the movie has received the third-highest amount out of all the films that are premiering on OTT platforms. The source said, “After Laxmmi Bomb and Bhuj, it’s Coolie No. 1 that has fetched the maximum money, reconsolidating Varun Dhawan’s star power and the film’s anticipation among the audience. It’s a shocking decision, but the team was left with no other option as the future of cinema halls looks bleak at the moment.”
Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan's film is directed by David Dhawan and bankrolled by Pooja Entertainment co-owned by Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani. The movie is an official remake of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor’s 1995 film of the same name. Speaking of the film going the digital way, reports also state that the film will release on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. Also Read: Varun Dhawan Sends Kiss-Filled Birthday Wish To His Coolie No 1 Co-Star Sara Ali Khan – WATCH
Image source: Instagram/ Varun Dhawan
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