Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Ludo, Jhund Slated To Have An OTT Release Next? Reports Suggest So

Will upcoming films like Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Ludo, Jhund follow Ayushmann Khurrana’s Gulabo Sitabo suit? These films may release on OTT platforms soon suggests the latest report.

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Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Ludo, Jhund Slated To Have An OTT Release Next? Reports Suggest So
For the past two days, bog films have seen ducking a theatre release and going for an OTT premiere. Ayushmann Khurrana-Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan announced the digital release of their upcoming films Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi respectively. The actors along with the filmmakers took to social media to announce the same. The decision was due to the extended lockdown and it gave a big blow to the exhibitors. Multiplexes PVR and Inox were the first ones to express their disappointment. But seems like, not only these two, but we may also see a few more films having a digital release.

If Mid-day’s latest report is anything to go by then the next films who are set for a direct-to-web release are The Kargil Girl, Ludo and Jhund. Yes, you heard that right! The Kargil Girl stars Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role and it co-stars Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi. Ludo is a multi-starrer film with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra among others, while Jhund is headlined by Amitabh Bachchan.

A trade source close to the development revealed to Mid-Day, “They are all complete and awaiting release. Indoo Ki Jawaani, RoohiAfzana and Shiddat are in the last leg of post-production and may explore the digital route.” Earlier, it was reported that Akshay Kumar was in talks with Disney+Hotstar for the digital release of Laxmmi Bomb.
Speaking about the loss the exhibitors are facing due to the online release of these two films, a Trade source close revealed to Mid-Day, ‘The distribution sector earns around Rs 75 crore from a big film, and about Rs 15 crore to Rs 25 crore from a medium-budget venture. Exhibitors and distributors are looking at a collective loss of around Rs 50 crore from Gulabo Sitabo and Shakuntala Devi's OTT premiere.” (ALSO READ: Anil Kapoor Once Wanted To Sign All Films Rejected By Amitabh Bachchan And Abhishek Bachchan; Read To Know Why)

Mohan Umrotkar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas too reacted to these two films direct-to-web release. He told the tabloid, “Ayushmann Khurrana is having a golden run at the box-office, his film would have garnered close to Rs 75 crore. Couple that with Vidya's film, and the two would have generated close to Rs 95 crore at the box-office. So, we are staring at huge losses.” “I understand there will be a rush of movies when the lockdown is lifted. That said, we were expecting them to stand by us because we are family," added the CEO.

Images Source: instagram/janhvikapoor/fatimasanashaikh/amitabhbachchan
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