Indian cinemas have been darkish since mid-March, and through this time a number of mainstream Bollywood movies switched monitor and went direct to OTT platforms. These embrace “Gulabo Sitabo,” starring Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan, which debuted on Amazon Prime Video.
“I’m vastly optimistic that enterprise will bounce again and folks will flock to theaters since you can not get an immersive expertise of watching a movie anyplace else,” Khurrana informed Selection. “I might have liked to see ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ in theaters but it surely was the producer’s name and given the setting at present, each producer will safe themselves and there may be completely no hurt in them taking these enterprise calls.”
“I do, nonetheless, really feel that individuals will come to theaters to look at occasion films or movies that give them a singular expertise and a sense of being in a single neighborhood,” stated Khurrana. “I do hope that our trade acknowledges this. I sense purse strings (will) not be unfastened for the subsequent couple of years. So, the content material calls that the trade makes should be completely spot on.”
Khurrana has made it some extent of enjoying numerous characters, and every of them have been box-office successes. These embrace enjoying a sperm donor in 2012’s “Vicky Donor”; a person who suffers from erectile dysfunction in 2017’s “Shubh Mangal Savdhan”; an alopecia sufferer in 2019’s “Bala”; and a proud homosexual man in latest “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.”
“Actual characters, actual tales and the idea of realism in cinema drives me as an artiste,” says Khurrana. “I need to make my viewers consider within the story. I measure the movie and my success by this lens solely. I’ve to make the viewers relate to the movie and the characters and after the preliminary studying I’ve had within the trade, I’ve by no means picked scripts that I felt my viewers received’t relate to.
“My script decisions have been distinctive. They’ve been off the overwhelmed street and fairly charmingly turn out to be my model of cinema at present. I really feel vastly validated that individuals count on my cinema to be barely off centre, extra actual and undoubtedly entertaining.”
Regardless of the constructive critiques for “Gulabo Sitabo,” Khurrana has no speedy plans to decide to streaming collection or movies. “I like the form of content material OTT platforms are churning out,” says Khurrana. “They’re contributing to the altering panorama of content material worldwide, however I don’t suppose I shall be exploring OTT simply but. I’ve years to discover myself as an entertainer who provides superlative content material for audiences to have an important theatrical expertise.”
Subsequent up for Khurrana is an untitled romance alongside Vani Kapoor and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, as revealed solely by Selection. He’s additionally re-teaming together with his “Article 15” director Anubhav Sinha on a venture that’s nonetheless underneath wraps.