Amitabh Bachchan’s Marathi film AB Aani CD was released when the coronavirus scare had slowly started spreading and therefore its box-office collections got affected. Produced by Akshay Bardapurkar and directed by Milind Lele, the film centres around retired an art teacher played by veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale who gets the shock of his after he gets invited by Amitabh Bachchan to a function. The makers have now decided to re-release the film online and this is sure to be a treat for Big B’s fans during the lockdown.
Talking about the same, producer Akshay Bardapurkar said, “In the current circumstances, public safety and health is of paramount importance. It, therefore, made absolute sense to digitally debut this beautiful movie with our streaming partner Amazon Prime Video. In association with Prime Video, we are thrilled to release the film to mark Maharashtra Day and Labor Day as an ode to our all frontline heroes in the battle against COVID-19. It is our humble tribute to an enormous effort which will be remembered for a long time.”
He added, “After facing a great amount of revenue loss, this time around the makers would not like to take any chances and they are in talks with a few insurance companies to understand that if all types of calamities/ pandemics are covered in it along with almost all unforeseen circumstances. Once we have clarity, the idea is to secure the film right from the inception, it’s high time we give importance to such important things and not to leave everything to destiny, as producers live on the fact that the film will get its full release everywhere be it theatres or any other platforms.”
AB Aani CD will have its online release on May 1, 2020.