Actor Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivi won’t premiere on OTT platforms. Terming all news reports as false, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Monday said that the film will get a theatrical release first. The film critic took to social media to put an end to speculations of the online release of the film which is the biopic of the political stalwart J Jayalalithaa. Taran tweeted, “IMPORTANT… News that Thalaivi – Jayalalithaa biopic – will premiere on OTT is FALSE… Will release in theatres first… Digital release to follow after theatrical release… Thalaivi stars KanganaRanaut”. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide Case: Kangana Ranaut Denies Being Called for Questioning
When asked about Kangana Ranaut’s thoughts on releasing her film directly on an OTT platform, she told Pinkvilla, “It depends. For example, a film like Thalaivi just can’t release on digital because it is such a massive scale film, neither a movie like Manikarnika is a digital space film, but yes films like Panga, Judgementall Hai Kya also cater to that audience. The way the film is made, it is very digital-friendly. They have recovered huge costs through digital itself. So, it depends.” Also Read - Styling Tips to Slay in an All-White Outfit Just Like Kangana Ranaut
The movie’s Hindi and Tamil version was to both Netflix and Amazon for Rs. 55 crore. It will be released on OTT after the theatre release. Also Read - Such a Shame! Kangana Ranaut Backs Vidyut Jammwal After Disney+Hotstar Snubs Khuda Haafiz
Thalaivi is being helmed by AL Vijay and has been written by Baahubali and Manikarnika writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and The Dirty Picture and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai writer Rajat Arora. The movie was scheduled to hit theatres on June 26, 2020, but would not be able to see the light of the day owing to the shuttering of movie halls due to coronavirus outbreak in the country.