Ranveer Singh starrer 83 to release on OTT? Director Kabir Khan REACTS

Image Source - Instagram

Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 has been making waves at the box office. It was one of the most-awaited movies of 2021. However, the film failed to live up to the expectations at the box office due to the pandemic. Now, director Kabir Khan revealed it the film will take an OTT route due to the ongoing restrictions.

In an interview with Mid Day, he said, “We don’t know if we will have to shut down tomorrow, or will be afforded another five to six days. If further restrictions are imposed, we will release the film on the web, soon. But, I am keen [that] people take precaution and go to the theatres to watch it.”

Further, he stated: “This film was ready with us 18 months ago. We wanted people to see it on the big screen because that is how it was designed. But, such are the times that we live in. We tried hard to acquire a safe spot for the film, but the day of its release, there was a spike in cases. By day four, Delhi theatres had shut down.”

The film also stars Ranveer as Dev and Padukone as Romi Bhatia, Dev’s wife, featuring an ensemble cast of Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa and R Badree.

83 released worldwide on 24 December 2021 in conventional 2D and 3D formats. The film was dubbed and released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages. It is based on the India national cricket team led by Kapil Dev, which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

ALSO READ: VIDEO: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone groove to Diljit Dosanjh’s Lover at 83 party