It’s official. Akshay Kumar is going on OTT.
Starting July 24, 2020 Bollywood fans can watch the premier of 7 movies of 2020 featuring India’s most loved actors, including Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in Laxmmi Bomb, Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt in Bhuj: The Pride of India, late Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan in Dil Bechara, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pooja Bhatt in Sadak 2, Abhishek Bachchan in The Big Bull, Vidyut Jammwal in Khuda Haafiz and Kunal Kemmu and Rasika Dugal in Lootcase .
Not all of the above films make for tempting viewing. No one is dying to see Lootcase or Khuda Hafiz. But Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb and Ajay Devgan’s Bhuj are definitely big-screen experiences being cut down to size.
Making this announcement on Monday afternoon Disney-Hotstar has effectually closed the lid on the theatre viewership.
As one of the actors from the above Disney-Hotstar package told me, “Even if the theatres open in July-August what will they screen?