Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar to get a direct digital release?


Parineeti Chopra & Arjun Kapoor
Parineeti Chopra & Arjun Kapoor

After facing a series of delays in its theatrical release, Yash Raj Films’ much-awaited thriller Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was scheduled to hit the marquee on March 20, 2020. However, the makers had to defer the release of the film at the last moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Given the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, we have decided to postpone the release of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance at this time,” Yash Raj Films had tweeted.

 

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Helmed by Dibakar Banerjee, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. The duo reunites for the third time after Ishaqzaade (2012) and Namastey England (2018).

Recently, when Kapoor was asked if his film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar will directly release on OTT, he said, “I am not involved in the selling and buying of any of my films. My producers are more involved with that bit. That is a reality for certain films that might choose that path. I don’t see anything wrong with that.”

 

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The actor went on to add that getting one’s material out there is more important than the medium amid the lockdown. “As an artist, if you look at the purity of it right now, the medium is not important. Getting your material out there is important. And for that, if certain films have to be released on digital, I don’t see anything wrong in it,” he said.

Apart from Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Arjun Kapoor has T-Series Films’ Chale Chalo opposite Rakul Preet Singh in his pocket. The film has been directed by Kaashvie Nair.