Bollywood star Akshay Kumar claims that nothing can replace the film experience, adding that the release of films digitally is only one way to adapt to the changing realities of the COVID-19 era.
Asked if he was rushing the same to release his new film ‘Laxmii’ on a streaming platform as he feels with his big screen releases, Kumar said there is a big difference.
“Cinema on the big screen … – big screen is big screen, and an outing is an outing. “Watching a movie at home on TV or a cellphone does not have the same charm as watching the movie on a big screen,” said the actor.
Watching cinema on a big screen has a charm of its own. Just like when you take this interview telephonically or virtually, it is not as much fun as it was face-to-face. It is exactly the same for us, “he added.
The actor continued in Hindi: ‘In this COVID-19 times it has become difficult to meet people. This is what these times require. We have to adapt to changing times. Just as you have to work from home, so must we [release film on streaming]. ”
Its latest version ‘Laxmii’ was intended for the big screen, but the manufacturers opted for a digital release due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The horror comedy is a remake of the Tamil stocking ‘Muni 2: Kanchana’. Raghava Lawrence, who gave the original occasion, helped with the Bollywood remake, which also features Kiara Advani and Sharad Kelkar.
Kumar plays a character possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman.
Commenting on the release, he said: “Not many critics liked it. I do understand that. The original one also got one or one and a half stars. But the business was very good. Nevertheless, for each his own. Every critic has his own right to write what he feels. I made it, it’s a very ‘massive’ movie. So, of course, there will be different points of view. ”
‘The most important thing is that the streaming platform that released the film is very happy. This is one of the most important things, ” the actor shared about the film, which appeared in Disney + Hotstar in India.
On the professional front, the actor is busy as always. He has completed the recording of his upcoming spy thriller ‘Bell Bottom’ and is working on the period drama ‘Prithviraj’. He will also conclude Aanand L. Rai’s love story ‘Atrangi Re’ this year, before starting work on ‘Bachchan Pandey’.
His next release is ‘Sooryavanshi’ by Rohit Shetty. He plays a policeman who struggles with terrorism in the film with Katrina Kaif.
‘Laxmii’ is now available in UAE cinemas.
Source: Gulf News