Bhoot Police will skip a theatrical release and will premiere on an OTT platform. Producer Ramesh Taurani said that he has got a good deal.
Bhoot Police is the latest Bollywood film which is bearing the brunt of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The film’s producer Ramesh Taurani has confirmed that it will skip theatrical release and will premiere on an OTT platform. Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez.
BHOOT POLICE TO RELEASE ON OTT
In an interview with ETimes, Ramesh Taurani said that he doesn’t see theatres opening before November 2021 and he had no other option than going for a digital release for Bhoot Police. He said, “I had no option. I don’t see the theatres opening before November 2021, and that too at 50 per cent capacity. The way things are going, it’s still going to take a lot of time to go back to old times.”
Adding that none of the actors have any objection to releasing the film on an OTT platform and not waiting till the theatres open, Taurani said, “Look, I was supposed to release ‘Bhoot Police’ in September 2021. I felt that it would be better in the present scenario if I stick to my original month. So yes, Bhoot Police will be released on OTT mostly in September, or October.”
What is the reason behind releasing the film on an OTT platform? Taurani answered, “I have got a good deal. I do not discuss money in the public domain but I can tell you that I have not been shortchanged.” However, Taurani clarified that theatres will remain his first choice, from his next venture itself. He said, “Viewing a movie in a theatre is an unparalleled experience.
ABOUT BHOOT POLICE
Bhoot Police is being directed by Pavan Kirpalani, who has earlier directed films like Ragini MMS, Darr @The Mall and Phobia. The shooting of the film began in Himachal Pradesh in the first week of November 2020. For the next schedule, the actors flew down to Jaisalmer. The film boasts of an ensemble cast, consisting Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jaaved Jaaferi, among others. The makers have been tight-lipped about the characters these actors are playing in the film. Bhoot Police marks Saif Ali Khan’s first collaboration with Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Earlier, the film was scheduled to release in theatres on September 10.
While the makers have yet not announced on which platform Bhoot Police will be released, news reports claim that it will premiere on Disney+Hotstar.