Amid the pandemic outbreak, OTT platforms are turning out to be a major source of entertainment for the people. Since there are no chances of theatres opening in near future, the rumors of Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxxmi Bomb releasing on Disney + Hotstar are doing the rounds.
A source from a leading newspaper said, “Akshay wants to make sure none of the invested parties make losses, and that the movie reaches a wide audience. While Disney+Hotstar ensures a worldwide reach, making the film available across small towns in India will be a concern for them.” Well, if this ends up happening, Akshay will be one of the biggest superstars to opt for a digital release as opposed to a theatrical release. The superstar also has ventured into OTT space with his series The End that is still in the works and had announced about it with a huge bang. The source also said, “Although currently, the lockdown is on till May 3, theatres may continue to remain closed to ensure social distancing. In such a scenario, the team may consider having a direct-to-web release.”
The film is a remake of a Tamil horror-comedy, Muni 2: Kanchana, and the shoot had kicked off last year. The film stars Akshay as a man who is possessed by a transgender ghost. The story revolves around the funny situations that arise due to this.
The shoot had completed at the beginning of March 2020 and when the wrap was announced, Akshay and his team celebrated the same on the sets. The film was supposed to release on May 22, 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, now, the makers may opt for a different route.
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