7 new Bollywood films to be released directly in Hotstar
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty regarding when things will get back to normalcy, entertainment industry worldwide is working out new ways to keep floating. As theatres remain shut down in most parts of the world, several big films are opting for direct OTT (over-the-top) release.
In Bollywood, ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ was the first mainstream film of the season to get a direct release on Amazon Prime. Vidya Balan’s ‘Shakuntala Devi’ and Janhvi Kapoor starrer ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ will soon be premiering on Netflix.
Another major OTT player in the Indian market, Hotstar has now bagged the streaming rights of 7 new Hindi films. The first movie to premiere will be the Sushant Singh Rajput-Sanjana Sanghi starrer ‘Dil Bechara’. Mukesh Chhabra is directing the film which is scheduled for streaming on July 24. ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, ‘Bhuj The Pride Of India’, ‘Sadak 2’, ‘Big Bull’, ‘Khuda Haadiz’ and ‘Lootcase’ are the other films set for release in Hotstar.
LAkshay Kumar-Kiara Advani starrer ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is one of the most anticipated films this year. The film directed by Raghava Lawrence is the official remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Kanchana’. ‘Bhuj The Pride of India’ stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Pranitha in the lead roles. It is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya.
‘Sadak 2’ is a multi-starrer that has Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt in the lead roles. The film is directed by Mahesh Bhatt. ‘The Big Bull’ stars Abhishek Bachchan and Ileana. ‘Khuda Haafiz’ has Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in major roles. The film is directed by Faruk Kabir. Kunal Khemu, Rasika Dugal, Ranvir Shorey starrer ‘Lootcase’ is another film slated for release in Hotstar.