Dark clouds loomed all over the entertainment industry with COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. There seems no light at the end of the tunnel for a few more months. The latest announcement from the government not to re-open the theatres & permit the shootings in the near future poured cold water on filmmakers who are expecting some exemptions. This made filmmakers follow the route of Amrutha Ramamam - the first Telugu film to go for a direct OTT release. Now, going by the industry grapevine, makers of Anushka Shetty's Nishabdam are silently holding discussions to release the film digitally. If this turns true, Nishabdam will be the first big-budget film to go for a digital release.