Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb is all set to ditch the traditional theatrical release after Vidya Balan’s Shakuntala Devi and Amitabh Bachchan-Ayushmann Khurrana’s Gulabo Sitabo and is headed to the direct OTT release.
There were rumours of the film being sold to an online video streaming platform for many weeks, however, nothing was declared. According to the latest reports, it is said that the film will be released on Hotstar after completing the post-production work which will take up to one month. The makers haven’t made any official announcement yet but the news has already broken the internet with fans feeling disappointed.
According to the report, a source revealed, “It’s true that the film will now be premiering on Hotstar. Although there was a bit of disagreement initially, everyone is on the same page now. The movie will indeed be releasing online. The team needs a month to prepare the project. A bit of post-production work remains and they are waiting for the lockdown to get over.
The producers have taken a joint decision on calling the most minimum number of people to get their film ready. So the film won’t hit the OTT platforms at least till a month after the lockdown is lifted. So the release date isn’t decided yet.”
The report also suggests that Laxmmi Bomb has been sold at a staggering Rs 125 crore to the OTT platform. While many fans are thrilled that they will be able to watch the film early, Akshay Kumar fans are disappointed claiming that the film will do above Rs 200 crore business at the box office if released in theaters.
The film, which was earlier scheduled to be released on Eid 2020, has now been shifted due to the nationwide lockdown. And, there is no sight of theatres re-opening any time soon. Considering the situation, speculations are rife that makers of Laxmmi Bomb are planning to release it online but there is no official statement released.
However, on Thursday, a report started making rounds stating that it’s absolutely true that the film will now be premiering on an OTT platform. Although there was a bit of disagreement initially, everyone is on the same page now. The movie will indeed be released online.
The report further stated that the official announcement hasn’t been made as the team requires a month to prepare the project. A bit of post production work remains and the team is waiting for the lockdown to get over.
Remake of the super-hit Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana, Laxmmi Bomb revolves around Raghava, a cowardly man who get possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman who takes revenge on the ones who destroyed her life.
The Tamil film featured R Sarathkumar, Raghava Lawrence, Lakshmi Rai, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini and Sriman in pivotal roles.