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Urvashi Rautela-starrer Virgin Bhanupriya headed for a digital release

The film, directed by Ajay Lohan and produced by Mahendra Dhariwal, was earlier set for a theatrical release on 12 June. 

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The uncertainty over the re-opening of cinema halls because of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown is compelling film producers to release their films directly on OTT (over the top) platforms. Last week the announcement of the Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer, Gulabo Sitabo and Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi releasing online was made. 

Now, the makers of the Urvashi Rautela-starrer Virgin Bhanupriya have also decided the same. “Looking at the current situation, there is uncertainty in terms of opening of theatres. We have decided to go direct on OTT since the film is ready,” said producer Mahendra Dhariwal. The film was earlier supposed to be released in theatres on 12 June. 

Directed by Ajay Lohan, the film sees Rautela play Bhanupriya. “Urvashi Rautela is an Indian college-going conservative girl, who decides to lose her virginity. She thinks it should be the easiest thing in today’s world. However, all her attempts are in vain, and as a soothsayer predicts, it is an impossible task that won’t happen ever in her life. What happens after that, and whether she succeeds in her mission or not, forms the narrative of the film,” said an official statement from the makers. 

Despite a title like Virgin Bhanupriya, the makers have claimed that the film is a family comedy that “explores relationships between youngsters and their families.” The film also stars Gautam Gulati, Archana Puran Singh, Delnaz Irani, Rajiv Gupta, Brijendra Kala, Niki Aneja Walia and Rumana Molla.

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