Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi will be releasing on Amazon Prime and there have been reports of many other filmmakers planning to release their films on OTT platforms. It was said that Maddock Films is also planning a digital release for Kriti Sanon starrer Mimi. However, director Laxman Utekar has denied the reports and has also stated that the work on the film is still left.
He told PTI, “We finished shooting on March 5 and were supposed to start editing from March 10 or 15. We edited for a few days and then this lockdown was announced. Edit work, music, post-production, and one introductory song left to be shot with Kriti. We have actors from the UK as part of the song and we won’t be able to shoot the song till the time the international flights are inactive.”
“We have shot almost the entire film with the actors from the UK, only a song is left. They are there in the whole film. We haven’t thought of any alternative. We will wait and see what happens. We can’t do it at home. It is a big song with several dancers. Once the lockdown is lifted we will follow preventive measures. We will do whatever is necessary for everyone’s safety. But we won’t compromise on the quality of our remaining work,” he added.
While talking about planning a digital release, the filmmaker said, “No, not yet because the film is not ready. We don’t have a clear picture about when we will be able to shoot the song when the post-production will begin. The release date will be pushed for sure.”