Big B's Jhund, Abhishek Bachchan's Ludo to release on Netflix?

Updated: Apr 29, 2020, 08:29 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Sources say T-Series is in talks with Netflix for direct-to-web release of several films, including Big B's Jhund and Abhishek's Ludo

Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan

Last week, mid-day reported that Akshay Kumar is considering releasing Laxmmi Bomb directly on Disney+Hotstar. Now, many medium-budget movies seem to be following suit. Sources indicate that T-Series is in the final stages of sealing a multi-release deal with Netflix. A source reveals, "The studio has eight to 10 films that are close to the finish line. While the head honchos were in talks with Netflix, Amazon Prime and other OTT platforms for a direct-to-web release, their conversation with Netflix has advanced considerably. Nagraj Manjule's Jhund and Anurag Basu's Ludo, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh, are among the movies in discussion."

Since the studio is a joint producer on some of the projects, it will require consent of the other parties too. "For instance, they have co-produced Kiara Advani-starrer Indoo Ki Jawani with Nikkhil Advani. So, both parties must be willing to do away with a theatrical release, and must agree on the money. Currently, the team is choosing films that it thinks have a better prospect digitally and seeking approvals from co-producers," adds the source.

Bhushan Kumar
Bhushan Kumar

mid-day reached out to the production house, which did not respond till press time.

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