Disney Plus Hotstar is set to change the world of digital films and web series in India very soon. Earlier this month a report by Peeping Moon revealed that Disney Plus Hotstar has acquired rights to many A list Bollywood films for direct release on its platform. Now a new report has revealed that actor Varun Dhawan is set to host Disney Plus Hotstar's upcoming event.
The recent report has revealed that Disney Plus Hotstar is hosting a live event on Monday. The streaming platform will announce the release of at least 9 Bollywood films. Varun Dhawan is set to moderate and host the entire event. Other big celebrities from the Hindi film industry will also make an appearance during the show. This includes A listers like Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt among others.
The film announcements on Monday include A-list star movies— Akshay's horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb, Ajay's patriotic-war drama Bhuj: The Pride of India. The show will announce the release of Mahesh Bhatt's directorial comeback Sadak 2, and Abhishek Bachchan's true-life story The Big Bull. Other films booked for Hotstar world premieres are— Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara, Kriti Sanon's Mimi, Sunny Kaushal and Radhika Madan's Shiddat, Kunal Khemmu's Lootcase, and Vidyut Jammwal's Khuda Hafiz.
There is a likely chance that theatre owners are going to be displeased by such an event. Previously a debate sparked when Shoojit Sircar decided to release Gulabo Sitabo starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan directly on Amazon Prime Video.