Due to the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the worldwide lockdown earlier in March this year, a lot of the Bollywood films, some of them being the big ticket extravaganzas, were announced to arrive directly on the OTT platform.
Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ajay Devgn's Bhuj: The Pride of India, and Alia Bhatt's Sadak 2 being three of them.
And Bollywood Hungama now reports that David Dhawan's Coolie No. 1, starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, which was planned for a May 1 release this year on the occasion of Labour Day; could now arrive on Amazon Prime Video on the eve of Diwali, reports Mid-Day.
A source close to the film told the portal, " There is no clarity on reopening of cinema halls, and hence, they took the tough call of opting for a direct to digital release."
The source said, "After Laxmmi Bomb and Bhuj, it's Coolie No. 1 that has fetched the maximum money, reconsolidating Varun Dhawan's star power and the film's anticipation among the audience."