BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb, which was supposed to release on May 22, will not see the light of the day in a movie theatre. Instead, it will be available for viewing at an OTT platform.
Disney+Hotstar is in the process of grabbing this lucrative deal by releasing it on their platform, reports Mid Day. “Akshay, director Raghava Lawrence and the producers are discussing the offer. There’s a lot of post-production work left on the movie, including editing, background music, mixing and VFX. Since the team is working from home, the process is taking longer than usual. However, the makers are hoping to have the film ready by June. 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,” said a source to the publication.
It further added, “Akshay wants to make sure none of the invested parties makes 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.”