Thanks to the Coronavirus lockdown, it has started raining fresh Bollywood releases on digital streaming platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar among many others. Only yesterday, Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana officially announced the release of their film Gulabo Sitabo on Amazon Prime, as it can’t be predicted when the theatres will reopen in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak. Now, jumping onto the bandwagon is Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi biopic with many other films in the pipeline.
Taking to her Instagram, the actress unveiled her film’s brand new poster, along with an official announcement of its release on Amazon Prime. She, however, didn’t reveal the date. The poster sees Vidya sporting a bob with mathematical signs on her finger as she smiled. Her caption read, “Delighted to announce that you will get to see #ShakuntalaDevi very soon on @primevideoin with all your loved ones. Thrilled that we will be able to entertain you in these unprecedented times. #WorldPremiereOnPrime #ShakuntalaDeviOnPrime.”
Yesterday, the cast of Gulabo Sitabo had revealed that their film will hit the streaming giant on June 12. Can it get any more exciting?
Check out Vidya’s post below:
Meanwhile, INOX expressed their displeasure over the news of the latest Bollywood films skipping theatrical releases and taking the digital route instead. INOX, in their statement, asked the filmmakers to cooperate and stand with them amid such tough times. An excerpt read, “Cinemas and content creators have always been into mutually beneficial In these troubled times, it is disturbing to see one of the partners not interested in continuing the mutually beneficial relationship especially when the need of the hour is to stand shoulder to shoulder with each other and bring the film industry back to its vibrant best.” Read the full story here.
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