Disney+Hotstar announced seven big films that will skip theatrical release and release directly on the streaming platform. The list also includes Kunal Kemmu-starrer Lootcase.
The OTT platform organised a virtual press meet to make the big announcement, which was attended by Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, and was hosted by Varun Dhawan. However, two films that got snubbed were Kunal Kemmu’s Lootcase and Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz.
Kunal took Twitter to express his disappointment and wrote that love and respect should be earned and not asked for, “Izzat aur pyaar maanga nahi kamaya jaata hai. Koi na de toh usse hum chhote nahi hote. Bas maidaan khelne ke liye barabar de do chhalaang hum bhi oonchi laga sakte hai (sic),” his tweet read.
Izzat aur pyaar maanga nahi kamaya jaata hai. Koi na de toh usse hum chhote nahi hote. Bas maidaan khelne ke liye barabar de do chhalaang hum bhi oonchi laga sakte hai
— kunal kemmu (@kunalkemmu) June 29, 2020
Before Kunal, Vidyut also took to social media to mentioned how two of the seven films were sidelined by the OTT platform. He wrote, “A BIG announcement for sure!! 7 films scheduled for release but only 5 are deemed worthy of representation. 2 films, receive no invitation or intimation. It’s a long road ahead. THE CYCLE CONTINUES (sic).”
A BIG announcement for sure!!
7 films scheduled for release but only 5 are deemed worthy of representation. 2 films, receive no invitation or intimation. It’s a long road ahead. THE CYCLE CONTINUES https://t.co/rWfHBy2d77
— Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) June 29, 2020
Both Kunal and Rasika, who plays the female lead in the film shared the official poster of Lootcase.
Here’s the post.
Bag ek, dewaane anek!
MLA, Police, Don aur Aam aadmi bhaag rahein ek “#Lootcase ” ki race mein. #Lootcase out soon on @DisneyPlusHSVIP with #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex@kunalkemmu @raogajraj @RanvirShorey @rajoosworld @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/BCLLu3d9Lc
— Rasika Dugal (@RasikaDugal) June 29, 2020
Lootcase is a comedy film which also stars Gajraj Rao, Vijay Raaz and Ranvir Shorey apart from Kunal and Rasika. The film revolves around a middle-class man named Nandan (Kunal), who finds a bag full of Rs 2000 notes. Directed by Rajesh Krishnan, the film was earlier slated to release on October 11 in theatres.
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