The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been spreading fast across major countries all across the globe. Ever since it first emerged in china at the start of the year. Ever since the coronavirus pandemic was announced as impacted the film theatre across the country. This led to heavily affected the economy by declining the income, profit of these industries by suspending all the operations of every organization.
The movie industry has also affected greatly as releases of movies postponed as the theatres have all been shut down due to the lockdown. This scenario led to releases of few of the movies postponed as the theatres have all been shut down. The number of coronavirus patients in the country has risen to 78,290 from which 26.470 are the confirmed cases and 2,555 have died. Seeing the current scenario in the hindsight. the film industry is contemplating of releasing their movies on OTT channels.
Amazon Prime Video took to social media to announce that Gulabo Sitabo, which will be released digitally on 12th June. The movie is a family comedy and starring Ayushmann Khurana and Amitabh Bachchan, directed by Shoojit Sircar.
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan opened about the movie and quoted saying Amitabh Bachchan said, “Gulabo Sitabo is a slice of life dramedy that is a must-watch for families at home. I was excited about my role since the first time Shoojit showed me the character’s look. It took me almost three hours each day to get into character with its different look. I had a wonderful time working with my very talented co-star Ayushmann Khurrana. Even though we are constantly bantering in the film, it has been a pleasure working with him for the first time. This family entertainer has the power to cut across geographic boundaries, and we are pleased to bring Gulabo Sitabo to audiences across the globe.”
The versatile actor took to social media and wrote “Joined Film Ind., in 1969. in 2020. its 51 years! seen many changes and challenges. NOW another CHALLENGE. DIGITAL RELEASE of my film GULABO SITABO!! June 12 Amazon Prime 200+ countries. THAT IS AMAZING! Honoured to be a part of yet another change.”
A while back Ayushmann Khurrana opened about his experience working with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and quoted saying “Gulabo Sitabo is a special film for me. It made me reunite with my mentor Shoojit da after Vicky Donor. Whatever I’m today is because of him, and I’m happy that he made me a part of his vision again. Gulabo Sitabo also sees me share the screen space with Mr Amitabh Bachchan for the first time and it’s a huge moment. It’s a dream come true for me.”
” I have secretly wished to work with him for many, many years and Shoojit da made this happen and I will be indebted to him forever. It has truly been an honour for me to work with a legend and I feel enriched as an actor after the experience. What I love about the film is its sheer simplicity – the fleeting moments of simple humour in the banter between a landlord and tenant makes this film really special. I hope audiences love the film and our chemistry when it premieres.”
The movie is being produced by Rising Sun Films and script has been penned down by Juhi Chaturvedi. Cinema halls were among the first public spaces to be closed across the country. the Hindi film industry which is located in Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases of all states and the total number of cases has reached 25,922.