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Bollywood: 8 big films to directly release on Disney+ Hotstar

Kriti Sanon will be seen playing the role of a surrogate mother in Mimi. The bollywood actress is reuniting with her Luka Chuppi director

Bollywood direcor Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 12 June, more big Hindi films will have digital releases. From Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb to Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2, sources reveal that eight films will be released on Disney+ Hotstar in the upcoming months.

Lootcase is a comedy film starring Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Duggal. Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, the film was postponed multiple times, before it was announced to be released on 10 April. But, since the theatres remained shut due to the lockdown, makers decided to postpone the release yet again. Now it will see a digital release.

Laxmmi Bomb: Starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani, Laxmmi Bomb is the official Hindi remake of the Tamil film, Muni 2: Kanchana. The Hindi film is being helmed by Raghava Lawrence, who also directed the Tamil version. In the horror comedy, Akshay will be seen playing the role of a transgender.

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Sadak 2: Sadak 2 will mark the return of Mahesh Bhatt to the director’s chair. The filmmaker is working with daughter Alia Bhatt for the first time in the film. Sadak 2 is the sequel to Mahesh Bhatt’s 1991 film of the same name, which starred his elder daughter, Pooja Bhatt. The film also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.

Bhuj: The Pride of India: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India is based on the 1971 Indo-Pak war. In the film, the actor plays Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who played a pivotal role in the war. It also stars actors like Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar, Nora Fatehi, Ammy Virk and Pranitha Subhash. The film is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya.

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The Big Bull: Starring Abhishek Bachchan, The Big Bull is produced by Ajay Devgn. The film is reportedly based on stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who had committed many financial crimes. Abhishek began shooting for the film in September 2019. It was scheduled to release in the theatres on 23 October, before the novel coronavirus crisis hit the industry. Directed by Kookie Gulati, The Big Bull also stars Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta and Sohum Shah in pivotal roles.

Dil Bechara: Dil Bechara is the remake of Hollywood film The Fault in Our Stars, which is based on John Green’s novel of the same name. Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, the film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles, while Saif Ali Khan will play a pivotal role. The film was earlier named Kizie Aur Manny. It was scheduled to release on 8 May, but the makers then decided to postpone it due to the lockdown.

Mimi: Kriti Sanon will be seen playing the role of a surrogate mother in Mimi. The bollywood actress is reuniting with her Luka Chuppi director Laxman Utekar for the film. It’s the official Hindi remake of the National Award winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy! (2011). The film has been shot in Rajasthan’s Churu and Jaipur. Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak play pivotal roles.

Shiddat: Shiddat stars Vicky Kaushal’s brother Sunny Kaushal in the lead role. Bollywood actress Radhika Madan, who was last seen in Irrfan’s Angrezi Medium, plays the female lead. Diana Penty and Mohit Raina will also be seen in the film. Shiddat is directed by Kunal Deshmukh.

Lootcase: Lootcase is a comedy film starring Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Duggal. Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, the film was postponed multiple times, before it was announced to be released on April 10. But, since the theatres remained shut due to the lockdown, makers decided to postpone the release yet again. Now it will see a digital release.

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Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat
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