On Monday evening Disney Plus Hotstar announced the release of seven major Bollywood films on its streaming platform. This includes Alia Bhatt's Sadak 2 and as well as the Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb. Now Akshay Kumar has said that he feels a little sad that his film is missing theatres but he has said that it is better for everyone's safety.
Akshay Kumar said, "To be honest, today I am excited for this platform. But yes, I'll say that I am also sad for theatres. After all, movies are theatres first birth right. But in the current situation, everyone's safety is of utmost priority."
"Today with theatres being shut and people watching movies on OTT platforms, if I can make my fans happy by releasing film on Disney+Hotstar— which is a big platform with a massive reach—then I am glad," he added.
Akshay continued saying, "First thing that you want when you make a film is that more and more people get to watch it. The base of Disney+Hotstar is so huge that when 'Bhuj' will come every person will try to watch the film, besides the fact that the film should be good. We have tried to make a good film."
Uday Shankar, the CEO of Disney Plus Hotstar in India has said, "People visit a cinema hall maximum five times a year but watch more number of films on their TV and mobile phones... This will become a huge outlet for our industry to showcase more work. We should see this as big leap for our film industry today."