Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the romantic film Bawaal, featuring Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor, is set to premiere on Prime Video on July 21st.
Varun Dhawan has opened up on the makers’ decision to skip the theatrical release of his next film Bawaal, and premiere it directly on streaming. Bawaal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari and also starring Janhvi Kapoor, will be released on Prime Video on July 21.
Bawaal is not Varun’s first direct-to-OTT release. Back in 2020, Coolie No 1, the comedy directed by his father David Dhawan, starring him and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles, also skipped the theatrical release and debuted directly on Prime Video India. While that was the first year of the pandemic, it’s no longer as major a concern now. Varun is also gearing up for his series debut, the Indian instalment of Citadel, directed by Raj & DK and co-starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu, that will also drop on Prime Video India.
Varun statement on streaming
In a new interview to Variety, Varun said, “You have to make sure that you have a good film because here (streaming), I don’t think a bad film can survive, to be honest. You have to be a very good film to thrive, because it’s so democratic. The way things function here the word-of-mouth plays in even more.”
Varun further added how the OTT release would help Bawaal. “The whole idea was to pitch this film on a global level, our producer Sajid Nadiadwala had that vision. Him releasing it himself, I don’t think he thought he can do that. But with partners like Amazon, it became much easier,” he said in the same interview.
More about Bawaal
Talking about the film, director Nitesh Tiwari said in a statement, “Great love stories deserve to be experienced and they always find a medium to reach an audience. Over the years, some of these stories have become true epics, not because of a grandiose scale but because of the heart-stringing, gut-wrenching essence that makes the audience feel every emotion. Bawaal is an Indian film which will appeal to audiences across the world. It will make you feel the jitters of nervousness, the joy of togetherness, the pain of separation, and so much more. Varun and Janhvi have brilliantly portrayed the roles of Ajju and Nisha, taking you on a journey from small-town India to Europe, that will leave an indelible mark on your hearts and mind.
Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service