Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khatter have both had 2 releases in the past. Ananya’s both films ‘Student of the Year 2’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’ have done great at the box office, whereas Ishaan’s first film ‘Beyond the Clouds’ failed to impress the audience. His second film ‘Dhadak’ did great numbers and impressed many.
Ananya and Ishaan were ready for their third release together ‘Khaali Peeli’ and were left with only 2 days of shooting before the lockdown. Hence, the film’s makers have planned to complete the shooting in August. The producer Ali Abbas Zafar, wants to release this film directly on an OTT platform. Mid-Day’s source says “We have a few sequences remaining to be shot with Ishaan and Ananya. Director Maqbool Khan intends to film the portions around August 20 and is in the process of zeroing in on an indoor studio for the two-day shoot. The post-production work on the action thriller has been going on in full swing in the past few months.”
Furthermore, the source said “Khaali Peeli is a typical masala entertainer. Ali sir has initiated talks with streaming platforms for its direct-to-web release.” This will be one of the many movies which will now skip the theatrical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers are unsure when the theatres will reopen hence an OTT release comes to their rescue.
Apart from ‘Khaali Peeli’ Ishaan Khatter has ‘Phone Bhoot’ co-starring Katrina Kaif and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Whereas Ananya Panday will be starring opposite Vijay Devarakonda in a film tentatively titled as ‘Fighter’ and she is also in Shakun Batra’s next film with Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.