Akshay Kumar announces Laxmmi Bomb release date
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the following shutting down of theatres, many several Bollywood films have were forced to opt for direct release in OTT platforms. Probably the biggest among them is Akshay Kumar’s ‘Laxmmi Bomb’. The film’s streaming rights have been acquired by Disney Plus Hotstar. It has been officially announced that the film will be premiering on November 9 during the Diwali season.
‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is the official remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Kanchana’ aka ‘Muni 2’. Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Tussshar Kapoor play lead roles in the film. Malayalam actor Babu Antony will be seen reprising his role from the Tamil version. Raghava Lawrence, who directed and starred in the original, is helming the Hindi remake as well.
DIWALI RELEASE… The wait is over… #LaxmmiBomb premieres 9 Nov 2020 on #DisneyPlusHotstar… Stars #AkshayKumar and #KiaraAdvani… Directed by Raghava Lawrence. #Diwali #Diwali2020 pic.twitter.com/9jGGm43xPe
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16, 2020
‘Laxmmi Bomb’ was originally scheduled to hit screens during the Eid season. Trade analysts believe that the film had the potential of earning over Rs 200 crore at the box office. Usually digital rights of a big star film gets sold for a price of around Rs 60-70 crores. But thanks to the massive hype, the makers of ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ have managed to bag a hefty deal with Hostar. If reports are to be believed, they have earned over Rs 125 crores as streaming rights alone.