'Almost everyone in the team favours a digital release for RRR except Raja sir (Director S S Rajamouli), who won't hear of it.'
With the pandemic showing no signs of receding, the movie business has begun to look at theatrical releases in a new light.
The two August releases -- Bell Bottom and Chehre -- showed less than expected box office collections, and now film-makers, who were determined to release in theatres are re-examining their earlier stance.
S S Rajamouli's RRR, the big-screen explosion which has been postponed several times, got a new release date recently: October 13, 2021.
But even that seems out of the question.
A member of the film's team tells Subhash K Jha that a call has been taken to postpone the film further: "Almost everyone in the team favours a digital release for RRR except Raja sir (Director S S Rajamouli), who won't hear of it. But how long can we wait for theatres to re-open?
Rajamouli may just have to give in to the idea of a digital release for RRR.
Vijay Deverakonda's Bollywood debut to be BIGGEST EVER!
Vijay Deverakonda's Bollywood launch is set to be even bigger than Rajinikanth's.
Apparently, Karan Johar, who is producing Liger, will leave no stone unturned to market Vijay as the Next Best Thing in Bollywood, bigger than even Baahubali's Prabhas.
"The last time we saw Karan so charged about one of his actors's debut was when he launched Varun Dhawan (in The Student Of The Year)," a close friend of Karan tells Subhash.
Liger Director Puri Jagannath, who has been partying hard with Deverakonda and Johar in Mumbai, is planning another action film with Vijay.
"Vijay is unstoppable in Telugu cinema. Now with Hindi cinema opening its doors for him, he is expected to conquer the entire belt from the Ganga to the Gangotri," a Dharma source says.
"Liger is going to be a full-on big-screen experience," promises Deverakonda. "We've worked very hard on the action sequences. They're like nothing audiences have seen before. I am confident Liger will bring audiences back into theatres."
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