Kangana Ranaut says 'Thalaivi' can't release only on streaming platforms

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The actress believes the film's scale is 'massive' and hence it has to release in theatres too.


Published: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 12 Jun 2020, 12:56 PM

With so many films going direct to online platforms, bypassing traditional theatrical release, there was a buzz in sections of the media that Kangana Ranaut's much-anticipated film, Thalaivi, might also take the same route.

However, going by what the actress has to say about the issue in a pinkvilla.com report, it is clear that Thalaivi is cut out for a big-screen release.

Asked about her opinion on the direct-to-streaming trend, and if she is okay with the idea, Kangana said: "It depends. For example, a film like Thalaivi just can't release on digital because it is such a massive scale film. A film like Manikarnika is also not 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."

The Pinkvilla report also quoted her as saying: "For Thalaivi, it is a bilingual film. As a matter of fact, the film is sold to both Netflix and Amazon in both Hindi and Tamil for around Rs55 crore."

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