Monday saw the grand announcement by Disney+ Hotstar that the streaming platform will be premiering seven major Bollywood films over the next few months and, within hours, the Carnival Cinemas group has come out to express “disappointment” with the trend of digital release of Bollywood films.

Without taking names, Carnival Cinemas CEO Mohan Umrotkar said in a statement: “We stand by our previous statement. It is very disappointing that the filmmakers are opting digital first route when we are just steps away from the theatrical releases with the reopening of cinema halls across the country with all the necessary precautions.”

“The economy is reopening and malls have already opened. They just need to have some more faith and patience to hold the content for the big screens, that is what it was made for.”

“During the lockdown we have participated in many surveys to realize that the audience is waiting for cinemas to reopen. For the entertainment industry to flourish everyone needs to stand by each other. And if films made for theaters release directly on streaming platforms it may hamper the overall growth of the ecosystem.”

Last month, Carnival Cinemas had issued a statement that said: “Though we are disappointed with the move of filmmakers to go straight to digital, we understand the financial burden/compulsion that one may have in these times…The situation is such that you cannot blame anyone. In this time of uncertainty some producers have decided to release their content directly on OTT. It is within their rights to decide but we will not release those movies in our theatres.”

On Monday afternoon it was announced that seven Bollywood movies will be releasing directly on an OTT platform. These are the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Laxmmi Bomb”, Ajay Devgn’s “Bhuj: The Pride Of India”, “Sadak 2” starring Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film “Dil Bechara”, “The Big Bull” starring Abhishek Bachchan, Vidyut Jammwal-starrer “Khuda Haafiz” and “Lootcase” featuring Kunal Kemmu.


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In a new video shared on social media, Vidyut Jammwal can be seen pulling a bullock cart all by himself.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: May 10, 2020, 5:43 PM IST

The superfit Vidyut Jammwal has once again proved that lockdown or not, he is always in shape to take up any physical challenge.

In a new video the actor has shared on Instagram, Vidyut can be seen pulling a bullock cart all by himself!

“Use your innate raw animal strength. #ITrainLikeVidyutJammwal #CountryBoy #kalaripayattu,” the actor captioned the video, in which he balances a loaded cart on his shoulder as he jogs down the path.

The hastags on the video refers to the fact that Vidyut has been spending his lockdown days training with a rustyic regime, and practicing the ancient martial arts form of kalaripayattu.

His Commando 3 co-star Adah Sharma reacted with this note: “Hey Hay Hay gurl”

Fans reacted with astonishment.

“Bhai you are different! Nobody is like you in India,” wrote a fan.

“Wow sir!!” commented another.

“Great workout bro!” shared a user.

Another fan described the stunt as “Desi Indian workout.”

On the work front, Vidyut Jammwal will next be seen in the movie Khuda Haafiz. Directed by Faruk Kabir, the romantic thriller movie also stars newcomer actress Shivaleeka Oberoi, who made her debut in Yeh Saali Aashiqui last year.

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