Aamir Khan has voiced concern as cinema halls stay shut and films are taking the streaming route. Aamir Khan recently expressed his concern over theatres still being shut in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. While the actor understands that cinema halls can reopen only when the Covid-19 situation is under control and it’s safe for the public to venture out, he said, “As a film person, I am very concerned.”

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha will clang with Allu Arjun’s Pushpa at the box on Christmas this year. The actor was at an event in Mumbai lately and uttered concern over cinema halls still being shut, leaving most films with no choice but to take the OTT route. He said, “Some films are releasing on OTT platforms, and as a film person I am very concerned. I hope in near future things will improve.”

Aamir understands that many factors have to be well-thought-out before reopening theatres and that health comes first. The actor commended people to get vaccinated. He said, “It is not easy to talk about reopening of cinema halls. Theatres can be opened up only when the health situation improves, and we control the Covid-19 situation as a society, we are all trying and working on it,” the actor said. He added, “As more and more people get vaccinated things will get better.”

Bollywood, like other industries, took a massive hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that followed. Several highly projected films were forced to delay their releases while a few films opted to release directly on digital platforms.

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