ZEE5 servers crash with the release of Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

The servers of the OTT website ZEE5 crashed on Thursday as people rushed to watch Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.

The popularity of a Salman Khan film extends beyond the ticket counters of movie theaters. Fans of the ‘bhai’ are equally happy for the digital release of his upcoming action entertainer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. The servers of the streaming platform ZEE5 crashed on Thursday as people rushed to watch the Prabhu Deva directed film.

ZEE5 Premium took to social media to say that they are working on the problem and will solve it. They have expressed gratitude to Khan’s loving supporters. “Thank you for the unprecedented love, will be back soon,” read the tweet. Around noon, the servers failed when over 1.25 million users attempted to access ZEE5. They were quickly corrected.

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Radhe is the first Bollywood film to be released in different formats at the same time. It has been released in theaters around the world, and in India, it is available on ZEE5’s pay-per-view website ZeePlex. It’s also available on DTH providers such as Dish TV, D2H, Tata Sky, and Airtel Digital TV.

Salman Khan previously admitted to losing money at the box office with Radhe. “With Radhe, we will lose money at the box office. We’re publishing this film for the sake of the fans. I don’t expect them to come to a theater to see me perform. I don’t want kal koi bole ki Salman Khan ke fans ko coronavirus hogaya ya unhone faila diya. “I’m happy Zee was willing to suffer losses with us,” he said.

Radhe also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles, in addition to Khan. The film has elicited a mixed reaction from the public. While some have described the film as a breather in these trying times, some have dismissed it as a waste of time.