Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Gulabo Sitabo will now be released on streaming platform- Amazon Prime Video on June 12. The film is being released on such platforms as cinema halls across the country have been shut down due to the Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. This will be the second film to be released digitally. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ghoomketu will also be released online.
Gulabo-Sitabo, which was to open in April, has been directed by Shoojit Sircar who has helmed movies like Piku and Pink. Bachchan and Khurrana shared posters of the film with the new release details on social media.
Ghoomketu, another movie in which Bachchan has a cameo will be released on Zee5 on May 22.
Even as India eases on lockdown restrictions, it is not known whether Cinema Halls will be allowed to open since they carry the fear of infection despite social distancing norms. Maharashtra where most Hindi films are produced is one of the most affected states due to the Covid19 pandemic. Film shooting has been brought to a stop since the state announced a lockdown. Several releases were slated for April including Ranveer Singh- starrer 83.