By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Mar 6, 2021 – 18:11 hrs IST
The films which could not be released in theaters due to Corona epidemic were released directly on the OTT platform. Although theaters have now been approved to open with 100 percent capacity, filmmakers are still shying away from releasing their films in theatres. Because the audience is still keeping distance from theatres. And now Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learned that Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming sports drama Toofan will release on the direct OTT platform instead of theatrical release. Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan Direct will release on Amazon Prime Video.
Farhan Akhtar’s Toofan to release on Amazon Prime Video
A source close to the industry said, “Actually Toofan was earlier scheduled to release in September 2020. But due to the lockdown, the release of the film got postponed indefinitely. And now director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and the makers have decided to release Toofan direct on the OTT platform on Amazon Prime Video. So now it is clear that Toofan will now release on Amazon Prime Video.
When asked what could be the reason behind such a decision, the source said, “The theaters are now fully open but it will take time for the audience to come to the theaters and watch the film as before. Releasing a film in such an uncertain environment is detrimental to the film’s earnings. On the other hand, when the film is released on the direct OTT platform, then the makers will get its fixed amount so that the initial expenses will be covered. This is the reason why makers are still preferring to release their films on OTT platforms rather than releasing their films in theatres.”
The film Toofan is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, a Excel Entertainment production in association with ROMP Pictures. Farhan will be seen in the role of a boxer in this film. Apart from Farhan, Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal will also be seen playing important roles in the film.