Carnival Cinemas CEO Disappointed as 7 films getting direct release on Disney+ Hotstar but share some great news

Disney+ Hotstar announced the release , of seven big Bollywood films online, including Akshay Kumar’s Laxxmi Bomb, Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj The Pride of India and Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2. Theatre chain Carnival Cinemas expressed disappointment, urging filmmakers to show some more patience and faith as thess films were meant for theatres.

According to Hindustan Times, Mohan Umrotkar, CEO of Carnival Cinemas, said after a seven movies announced that they will be directly going to digital, “It is very disappointing that the filmmakers are opting digital first route when we are just steps away from the theatrical releases with the reopening of cinema halls across the country with all the necessary precautions. The economy is reopening and malls have already opened. They just need to have some more faith and patience to hold the content for the big screens, that is what it was made forIt is very disappointing that the filmmakers are opting digital first route when we are just steps away from the theatrical releases with the reopening of cinema halls across the country with all the necessary precautions. The economy is reopening and malls have already opened. They just need to have some more faith and patience to hold the content for the big screens, that is what it was made for.

During the lockdown we have participated in many surveys to realize that the audience is waiting for cinemas to reopen. For the entertainment industry to flourish everyone needs to stand by each other. And if films made for theaters release directly on streaming platforms it may hamper the overall growth of the ecosystem,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, PVR Cinemas made major revelation Tuesday morning as they announced theatrical release of Akshay Kumar;s Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh’s 83 for this December. “Exciting times ahead.. Gearing up to release Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi on Diwali and Kabir Khan’s 83 on Christmas this 2020!,” the official Twitter account of PVR Cinemas said.

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