Mumbai: The coronavirus pandemic having stalled the release of new films, filmmakers are switching to digital platforms to launch their movies.
The much-awaited ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, will also be released digitally.
Amazon Prime Video announced on Thursday that ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ will be streaming on Amazon Prime from June 12.
Recently, Big B had taken to Twitter to state that he is game for the digital revolution amidst nationwide lockdown.
T 3531 -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+ country's .. THAT IS AMAZING !
Honoured to be a part of yet another change pic.twitter.com/ccH2Qxh92D
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 14, 2020
Speaking about the film, Bachchan senior 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 the 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.”
Sharing his experience, Ayushmann Khurrana said: “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 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.”
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is written by Juhi Chaturvedi.