Tusharr Kapoor first became a producer with Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s lead actor Laxmii (previously titled Laxmii Bomb), we asked about the debate over whether movies should be allowed to play. in both theaters and OTT and beyond. Continue reading.
Tusharr Kapoor became a producer for the first time with Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s main actor Laxmii (previously titled Laxmii Bomb). The series will be released on November 9 on Hotstar. The movie previously released in Eid was pushed for being locked. Lately, there has been a lot of debate about whether the movie should be allowed to be released both in theaters and the OTT platform with theaters open. We ask Tusharr all. The snippet below:
Are you excited or worried about the movie finally being released?
I’m excited, I’m not worried, I’m happy and confident about the movie. Of course, mild anxiety is good for your health.
People are very positive about it. The fact that everyone in the industry says we want it to be released by the time the theaters open and that shows that this is a movie that is being seen is very promising and loved by everyone. like, not only the audience who specializes in watching some OTT Platforms. It felt reassuring that the trailer was done well and both songs were well received.
Many felt that this movie was meant for theaters, yet the difficult situation required difficult decisions. Is choosing a digital release a difficult choice?
Making adjustments is always a bit difficult. In any case, we are all accustomed to a certain pattern of movie release, to adjust to a new normal and release movies keeping everything in mind is a small challenge. Although we all understood the situation and the reality was that nothing could be done after locking the phone, but with all of that, we thought it through and took the best opportunity available to us. , in the form of Disney Hotstar and platform followers. It is almost a blessing that even during a pandemic, we still have the ways to go well with our film release.
But how about releasing it in theaters at the same time?
It is the combined model of the movie release, it is usually released one avenue before and then the other avenue takes its place. It’s like movie theaters that take film first, then satellite and digital. The fact that we closed all other options because of finalizing the deal for a digital release, to change into a hybrid release model that rests on the shoulders of the OTT platform that ha acquired movie. Only they can make this decision now. I’m sure the better scenario I have involved the reopening of the cinema. However, I’m looking forward to this Monday’s release as these are things no one can control.
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You become a producer for the first time. How challenging when wearing the hat of the manufacturer?
It’s tough, of course, to get the copyright of a southern movie and then get the right cast for it, getting the version adapted in a way that everyone including the version’s hero. the Hindi version is all satisfied with it, all of which is a lot of work and procedural challenges, and that as a producer we have to go through but that just makes the department better movie is what I believe. Of course, there were also many unforeseen challenges, by the time we had Mr. Akshay on board, he had a cast, and then by the time we dated and started the film, there was The weather problems and many other challenges really put us in a lot of effort to overcome but it finally came at the right time. Whatever I think doesn’t break you make you stronger and the movie bigger and better.
I feel the movie has made a splash since the moment it was announced with no extra effort required. Getting the copyrights, getting Akshay sir, Kiara on board, the title change, the pandemic, I think everything has brought a lot of light to the movie and I’m trying to be positive about that.
Is Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani always the first choice for the movie?
With Akshay sitting on the train for a movie, I think things get a lot easier after that. He was always the first choice, although he wanted us to rewrite the movie and get back to him, which took us a while to do it as it had to engage our audience. today, and then when he said yes to that adapted version did not look back.
Kiara is always what we want in movies. When we had Akshay on board in 2018, Kiara was still new and we were happy she said yes. And then in 2019 things are getting a lot better for her too, and I think it works just fine for us too.
Recently, the title was changed from Laxmii Bomb to Laxmii. Do you know about this decision?
I’m okay because it was a very wise and thoughtful decision with advice from the censors. ”Diwali ki film hai toh Laxmii as an even better title I feel better. is responding better to this title I think, mum said that was a good title for Diwali just a few more days So i think woh bhi accha hua. first but if some people are dissatisfied then hopefully the rest will misunderstand them.Yes with the title.
This time Akshay will be seen in a very different avatar … what’s your response to that?
Oh, I think he’s the USP, his performance, his sublimation, now that the Bhambole song comes out, everyone can see what he has done. So given the feedback we received, I think people are really excited to see him in this avatar. He broke many different perceptions of the image he had on screen as a male hero, a comic hero, and kept changing his mind, that would be a game changer. I feel. Few actors have gone so far and tested so much.
Because the movie is an official adaptation of Nam Kanchana. Are you ready for all the comparisons that will come next?
Comparisons happen all the time but that also means people will watch it. If people like it, they compare. If you don’t watch it, there is no comparison. So I think I’ll also want to see this positively. I want them to start making comparisons, so I’ll know there’s a conversation going on. At the end of the day, it’s about a good or bad movie.
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