“Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb Is Not Like Bollywood Masala Movies,” Says Producer Tusshar Kapoor
Laxmmi Bomb is one of the most awaited movies in Bollywood right now. It stars Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the lead roles and it’s first look has been giving everyone really high hopes. However, the release of the movie had been postponed due to the lockdown for months but it’s all set to be released on Hotstar on 9Th November. And before that, the producer of the movie Tusshar Kapoor has come forward to talk about it.
Tusshar Kapoor feels shifting gears to an OTT release was practical, tough and a difficult decision. Tusshar says, “The movie was originally expected to release in cinemas in May. But we had a new set of circumstances and took an informed and logical decision in the light of the events. As the makers, we wanted to show the film to a larger audience. This move felt right because more people will watch it online than in theatres at this point in time. We are taking the film beyond geographical restrictions. Disney+Hotstar has a massive following due to the Indian Premier League. We believe in Akshay Kumar and his fan base. Plus, this film is different from masala movies, and good content works regardless of screen size”
When the makers of the horror-comedy — which is a remake of Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil hit, Muni: Kanchana (2011) — announced its digital release, the distributors had expressed their displeasure. When asked about if the move created a rift, and he explains, “There is no animosity. When things go back to normal, cinemas will always be the first preference. The circumstances compelled us to work our way around things. This was never intentional, movies are always made for theatres first.”