EXCLUSIVE: Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb NOT being pulled out of OTT platform, to release as scheduled
With theatres being shut over five months now, several films have already opted for a direct-to-OTT release, and among the most anticipated and awaited big-budget ones is actor Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb that’s announced to release on Disney Plus Hotstar.
However, some reports have claimed that the film has been pulled out from the OTT platforms, and makers have decided to wait for cinemas to reopen, and release it theatrically only.
Rubbishing these baseless allegations floating around in some sections of the media, HT City has now exclusively learnt that Laxmmi Bomb is very much releasing on the decided OTT platform, and as per schedule in November.
A source confirms, “No, Laxmmi Bomb is not being pulled out of the OTT platform. These are absolutely fake stories which have no meaning. Disney Hotstar is absolutely going ahead with its plan to release Laxxmi Bomb.”
The reports also stated that the film was set to release on Kumar’s birthday on September 9, but this claim also turns out to be untrue.
“Laxmmi Bomb was never meant to release on Akshay’s birthday, which is day after. So, the OTT platform is definitely going ahead with their plan or releasing the film in November and the date isn’t decided yet,” the source adds.
Kumar’s another film, Sooryavanshi - that was to release in March - was postponed due to the onset of pandemic and it had been waiting since for a theatrical release. Though it was announced sometime back that it would hit the big screens on Diwali, makers later said that if theatres don’t reopen even then, they might consider alternate options including an OTT release.