The official handle of RSVP Movies, just issued a statement, clearing the air about Pippa release, and slammed the newspaper for running a false story without checking with makers or operators.
The caption read, “RSVP Movies - Official statement from the makers of Pippa and Multiplex Association of India”
The statement read, “From Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Kamal Gianchandani – The is in regards to an article that appeared in a newspaper publication yesterday with the headline “Pipped for an OTT release”, which made some completely unsubstantiated assertions about supposed issues between the producers of Pippa and multiplex operators, causing Pippa to allegedly opt for an OTT release. Neither the producers nor any multiplex operator/s were approached from comment before the publication of this article”.
“Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Kamal Gianchandani of PVRINOX, who also represents the Multiplex Association of India (MAI) as its President, stare, “RSVP and Roy Kapur Films have no ongoing issues with multiplex operators. Any rumours or articles suggesting otherwise are baseless and unfounded. We are all committed to working together to bring quality content to audiences in cinemas across India. Pippa is a film that has been made for the big screen and an official announcement about the release date will be made soon” read the full note.
Helmed by Raja Krishnan Menon, the film stars Ishaan Khatter, Priyanshu Painyuli and Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles, based on the war memoir The Burning Chaffees written by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta, Pippa tells the story of the intense 48-hour Battle of Garibpur, which was fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 and which laid the foundation for the impending war.
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