Samrat Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar & Manushi Chillar’s Film Witnessing A Pre-Mature Release OTT Release To Cover Major Theatrical Loss?

Samrat Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer to release on OTT to cover box office losses? (photo credit – Instagram)

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s Samrat Prithviraj, one of the much-awaited films of the year, released earlier this month. There were a lot of expectations attached to the film but unfortunately, it failed.

The Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi directorial failed to garner audiences in its first weekend. The period drama, which is also Manushi’s debut, has only managed to do business with 54.75 crores, Now shows are getting canceled in some circuits due to paucity of viewers.

Reportedly, the film was made within the budget of Samrat Prithviraj. 200 crores And there was a lot of VFX work. As per the ETimes report, to minimize the loss, the makers of the film have decided to release it on the OTT platform. Significantly, this film proved to be the second commercial failure for Akshay Kumar and after that ‘Bachchan Pandey‘ was released in March this year.

Samrat Prithviraj is Yash Raj’s first historical film. While Akshay played the role of 12th century warrior Prithviraj Chauhan, Manushi played the role of princess Sanyogita. Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood are also a part of the film.

Meanwhile, Khiladi Kumar is lined up for films slated to release this year. He will be seen co-starring in ‘Ram Setu’ Nusrat Bharucha and Jacqueline Fernandez. The superstar will also be seen in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ alongside Bhumi Pednekar and in ‘Selfie’ with Emraan Hashmi.

Akshay Kumar has also signed on for another Tamil remake. He will be seen in the remake of ‘Soorarai Pottru’, which starred Suriya and was directed by Sudha Kongara. The film was largely based on GR Gopinath. Reports claimed that the Hindi remake will be titled ‘Start Up’, however, Vikram Malhotra denied the development saying, “No title confirmed yet.”

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