Bollywood Blind Item – May 2020 – 29
It seems all film people are worried about are where their films are releasing during this lockdown. You have actors being worried about an OTT release like if it is the worst thing ever!
The blind item below is about this producer and his actress-daughter whose next two releases will be available on online streaming platforms soon. Apparently, the father thinks it’s a bad idea to have his daughter’s films released on a streaming platform.
Well, to be fair, it’s better that way as his daughter won’t feel the pressure of giving a hit or a flop. All she needs to worry about is her acting talent because critics will be sitting down and giving her films a thorough review since there’s ample time for that during the lockdown.
One of the films that is being released reportedly has her acting her best so can’t wait to check it out. Actually, someone said she would get a National Award for that role so let’s see!
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand.
Big Screen Hunting
The producer father of this young actress was reportedly concerned when he found out his daughter’s next film was being sent straight to streaming. She’s only had one theatrical release so far; her second film was a made-for-streaming project. And now this! He wasn’t sure it was the best thing for her career.
The film’s producer convinced the actress’ father that there was no cause for concern. The film would likely have a much bigger audience on streaming. Also, he assured him that there would be huge promotional splash around the time of the film’s release. Besides, he reassured the producer papa that the other film she’s doing for the banner would definitely open in theatres.
The concerned father was satisfied with the producer’s assurances. The actress herself is very excited about the film. But now there is news coming in that another film she completed before lockdown may also be heading for a streaming release. Unlikely that her father would be pleased.
Producer Father: Boney Kapoor
Actress: Janhvi Kapoor
Since the coronavirus pandemic is spreading in the country the government has decided to follow a nationwide lockdown. Bollywood also stands still and many films which were set to release have put on hold. Janhvi Kapoor’s exciting biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is also in the list of films that were scheduled to hit the screens in March.
Now according to the reports the makers are eying on the digital rerelease of the film. Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios the film is based on the life story of former Indian Air Force fighter pilot Gunjan Saxena.
It has been reported that the film may start streaming on OTT giant Netflix since it is uncertain then the lockdown will be lifted and movie theaters start to work.