Bollywood Blind Item – April 2020 – 41
Since last week, there have been reports that this film will be making its debut on an OTT platform. The news came after a trade analyst reported that the makers of this film were in talks with an online streaming platform for this film.
It’s strange how they will go ahead and release it when they made so much noise about this film back then. It is quite special as this film will see a leading star take on the role of a transvestite, probably for the first time. The film is a remake of a popular South Indian film and since the makers took the rights, there have been so much drama involved.
Rumour has it that the makers were offered twice the amount invested in this film. To be fair, if this is all they got then it’s better they do sell the rights since no one knows when the theatres will open again and when people can go out and safely become a cinema audience again.
It could be, unlike the other Bollywood biggies waiting for release, that this film might not make that much money as it might not appeal to a wide section of the audience. So guess the makers are playing it safe and just going for it.
Furthermore, if they can recover their investment they get the rest for themselves to pay others and whatnot!
Check out the blind item from Mumbai Mirror. By the way, this is the same film in which the leading female star turned down the advances of the lead male star and in return, he was so mad that he was going to cut her role and not work with her in the future. Well, guess what?! This pandemic has proved that no one is as powerful as they had like to think they are, especially not these creepy actors waiting to pounce on young girls!
A MEGA film starring a well-known blockbuster actor is said to release only on online platforms, forgoing a traditional cinema release altogether. We hear a whopping amount has been paid to the studio and the producer.
Theatre owners are understandably in a quandary with the shifting nature of the business, and now have one major film less to showcase once the lockdown is lifted. We hear the stung lot is collectively planning to ban all forthcoming releases of the actor as well as the studio.
Mega Film: Laxmmi Bomb
Actor: Akshay Kumar
Now according to reports, Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb is one of those films that might release digitally. It is being said that the makers have cracked a deal with Disney Plus Hotstar and the film will release on the newly collaborated platform. No official announcement is yet made but is highly awaited.