Varun Dhawan, Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Bawaal’ opts for direct OTT release

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 19 (ANI): Finally, the makers of the highly anticipated film ‘Bawaal’ starring Varun Dhawan and Jahnvi Kapoor on Monday announced the direct release of Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial on OTT.

Taking to its official handle, Prime video treated fans with an announcement poster and captioned it, “Badlega sabke dilon ka haal kyunki duniya bhar mein hone wala hai Bawaal Iss July… banega mahaul as #BawaalGoesGlobal .Produced by #SajidNadiadwala and directed by @niteshtiwari22, #BawaalOnPrime to premiere worldwide in over 200 countries and territories only on @primevideoin.”

Helmed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film stars Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor in the lead roles and is all set to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in India and across 200 countries and territories worldwide in July.

Earlier, it was slated to hit the theatres on October 6, 2023.

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala said in a statement shared by his team, “Bawaal is a very special film for me, and one of my most ambitious projects. It has been an absolute joy to produce this film which has been directed by my most loved filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari with Varun and Jahnvi giving their very best, in their first film together. I am very proud of Bawaal, and I am thrilled to announce its worldwide premiere on Prime Video this July. I am excited by the prospect of this film breaking down the barriers of geographies and reaching audiences in more than 200 countries and territories simultaneously. This story deserves a grand worldwide premiere and I am delighted to have joined forces with Prime Video which has an incredible global reach.”

Director Nitesh Tiwari added, “Shot across three Indian locations and five European countries, Bawaal has a captivating storyline, dramatic visuals and absolutely amazing chemistry between the lead talent Varun and Jahnvi. I believe that the worldwide premiere on Prime Video will help us take Bawaal to audiences in India and across borders. We have worked with immense passion and commitment to bring this film to our audiences and now we can’t wait to hear their reactions.”

Manish Menghani, director of content licensing at Prime Video, India said in a statement “Prime Video is absolutely delighted with the opportunity to take one of the country’s most renowned directors, Nitesh Tiwari’s labor of love Bawaal to audiences in more than 200 countries and territories with a worldwide launch.

Bawaal is the first film from Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment to premiere directly on Prime Video globally, and we thank Sajid for trusting us with this very special film. Bawaal is an extraordinary story with universal appeal, powered by brilliant performances by Varun and Jahnvi. Set in the heartland of India, the gripping narrative takes viewers on a never-seen-before journey through Europe. We believe that a film that is rooted in India but has a global appeal deserves to reach customers not just in India, but all across the world. We cannot wait for Prime Video audiences to enjoy this beautiful film.”

‘Bawaal’ marks the first on-screen collaboration of Varun and Janhvi.