Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn along with Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Abhishek Bachchan to come live on Disney Plus Hotstar on June 29 at 4:30 PM to make some big announcement. The stars will be live with the President of The Walt Disney Co and Chairman of Star & Disney India, Uday Shankar on the Disney+Hotstar's Twitter and Instagram handle.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the cinemas to shut for an indefinite time, many filmmakers have announced their movies for the direct digital release while some are in line to make such announcements. Recently, some reports broke out that Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb and Ajay Devgn's Bhuj - The Pride Of India might also take an OTT route.
Now, with they are coming live together on Hotstar, they could make an official announcement of releasing their movies on Disney Plus Hotstar along with Varun Dhawan's Coolie No. 1, Alia Bhatt's Sadak 2, and Abhishek Bachchan starrer The Big Bull.
It could be a big dent for the theaters' owners if the stars announce their movies on Hotstar as theaters are heavily banking on these movies to attract the audiences once cinemas re-open post COVID-19. The theater owners might also suffer a heavy loss of revenue if these movies don't release in theaters.
FYI, Laxmmi Bomb was supposed to release on Eid but postponed due to lockdown while Bhuj: The Pride Of India is scheduled to release on August 14. Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan's Coolie No. 1 was also set to be theatrically released on 1 May 2020 but just like many other films, it couldn't take place at the original date. Alia Bhatt's Sadak 2 shooting was delayed by Coronavirus pandemic hence it also postponed whereas Abhishek Bachchan's The Big Bull is scheduled for October 23 release.