Directed by Aanand L. Rai, the romantic drama also stars Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan.
With a slew of Bollywood films announcing release dates, including those of Akshay Kumar’s, fans might have noticed a name missing from the list, the Aanand L. Rai directorial Atrangi Re. Kumar recently revealed that the reason for the omission was that the makers were deliberating on a direct to OTT release for the film.
In conversation with HT City, the actor said that a direct release on the digital platform seemed to be appropriate at the moment, although makers are yet to make a decision on it. He had also talked about how it was crucial to select an appropriate platform for releasing the romantic drama, as the story it dealt with was one of a kind.
The National award winning actor also unveiled that as far as theatres and the digital platforms were concerned, he did not prefer one over the other and that the nature of the film should determine its release medium.
Atrangi Re stars Dhanush,Sara Ali Khan,Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Dimple Hayathi as well. The film had witnessed several post-production difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie is produced by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films and has music by A R Rahman.
After the Maharashtra government had given theatres the go ahead to reopen from October 22 onwards, a slew of films had announced their release dates. Five of Akshay Kumar’s films were also among them including Sooryavanshi (October 22, 2021), Prithviraj (November 6, 2021), Raksha Bandhan (August 11, 2022), Bachchan Pandey (March 4, 2022) and Ram Setu (October 21, 2022).