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BREAKING: Netflix wins the race against Amazon to bag Bhumi and Konkona’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

Ever since the cinema halls have shut in March owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Bollywood producers have moved to the OTT platforms for their film’s release. While Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Abhishek Bachchan among others have already confirmed the release of their films on various OTT platforms, there are many other stars who are gearing up for the digital debut. Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learnt that streaming giant Netflix has bagged Ekta Kapoor’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare featuring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar.

BREAKING: Netflix wins the race against Amazon to bag Bhumi and Konkona’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

“Since May, the team of Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare have been talking to various digital players, including Netflix, Amazon and Hotstar. After taking into consideration the monetary offers by all platforms, it was Netflix who bagged the film by paying the maximum amount,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that Amazon was also keen to have the film in their library considering that director, Alankrita Shrivastava’s last release, Lipstick Under My Burkha grabbed some eyeballs on their platform. “She also helmed Made In Heaven with Zoya Akhtar for Amazon. However, after a lot of discussions, her directorial finally went to Netflix.”

The story of the film revolves around two cousins Dolly and Kajal and about a secret shared by them. Major chunk of the film was set at a studio in Mumbai and also features Vikrant Massey in a pivotal role. The film is said to be a strong take on women empowerment and feminism, and considering a digital release, it is expected to grab more eyeballs than what it would have in theatres.

Also Read: In lockdown, Bhumi Pednekar discovers uncanny similarity with her character in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

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2020-07-14 10:23:24

Salman Khan won’t go to OTT; would not even consider doing a webseries

While the OTT premiere of the Amitabh Bachchan – Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Gulabo Sitabo has been met with mixed feelings, there is no doubt that the A-listers are determined to stay away  from the digital platform.

Salman Khan won't go to OTT; would not even consider doing a webseries

Salman Khan, who has two  films in different stages of production and a third script all set to go into production, is the only Khan superstar who needs to worry about his film going/not going on the  OTT platform. And Salman (being Salman) is not the least bothered.

A very close producer-filmmaker friend reveals why Salman is unperturbed.  “Bhai’s films can’t/won’t go to digital. His fans won’t allow it. They don’t want to see his films anywhere except on the large screen. None of his producers would even think of it. As it is, his two films underproduction Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali are produced by Salman himself. Even the third film, he has scripted during the lockdown is his own productions. His films won’t release on the digital platform.”

Forget his films going digital, Salman is not even considering doing a web-series even though his fellow-A-listers Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan have succumbed to the  temptation of accepting the zeroes on the cheque.

So for now, it is Salman Khan on the big screen only. Among, the other Khans from the superstar triumvirate Aamir has the incomplete Laal Singh Chaddha while Shah Rukh Khan has no films on and.

Also Read: Anti Salman Khan Bhojpuri song goes viral after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

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2020-07-09 05:24:53