Disney+ Hotstar has announced its slate of 7 major Bollywood films to be released exclusively on its platform, in what they’re calling Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex.
The slate was announced over a virtual-press conference hosted by Varun Dhawan, Uday Shankar – President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India along with stars Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Alia Bhatt.
Before the announcement of the films, Varun Dhawan went around the group asking fellow stars how they’ve been spending lockdown, at one point even asking Uday Shankar when we can expect the IP.
Last week the platform announced that the Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara will be releasing on July 24th, and will be available to subscribers and non subscribers alike to commemorate the late actor. The release date of the other 6 films are yet to be announced.
IT'S OFFICIAL… #DilBechara – starring #SushantSinghRajput – will have a digital release… Will premiere on #DisneyPlusHotstar on 24 July 2020… Costars #SanjanaSanghi and #SaifAliKhan in a special role… Directed by Mukesh Chhabra. pic.twitter.com/okiA7uU2gA
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 25, 2020
This marks the latest in a long line of direct-to-digital releases as a result of the pandemic, after Amazon Prime Video’s announcement a few weeks ago which included Gulabo Sitabo and the upcoming Vidya Balan-starrer Shakuntala Devi.
Existing subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar Premium and Disney+ Hotstar VIP can enjoy these movies at no additional cost to their existing subscription. Non-subscribers can simply purchase an annual membership of Disney+ Hotstar VIP at INR 399/- a year.
The full list of announced titles is below:
Laxmmi Bomb starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani
Watch First day First show of #LaxmmiBomb from the comfort of your homes. Do baatein guaranteed hai : hassoge bhi aur darroge bhi 👻 Only on @DisneyplusHSVIP with #DisneyPlusHotstarVIPMultiplex.@advani_kiara @TusshKapoor @offl_Lawrence @Shabinaa_Ent @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/HZwS4HEB2G
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 29, 2020
Sadak 2 starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt
A love story that began 29 yrs ago now journeys towards a new horizon. Sadak2 – The road to love ❤️
Here’s presenting our FIRST TEASER POSTER🌞💃🏻
First day First show, from the comfort of your homes! Watch #Sadak2 on @DisneyPlusHSVIP with #DisneyPlusHotstarVIPMultiplex pic.twitter.com/CxJ3aq3xEq
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 29, 2020
Bhuj: The Pride of India starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt
The untold story of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik and the brave women of Bhuj is coming to your homes with #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex soon! Popcorn taiyaar rakho doston, aa raha hai Bhuj: The Pride of India jald hi. First Day First Show Ki Home Delivery on @DisneyplusHSVIP pic.twitter.com/BgFk4In5IO
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) June 29, 2020
The Big Bull starring Abhishek Bachchan
#TheBigBull – an exceptional tale of a man who sold dreams to India. So thrilled to get this home delivered to you where you'll get to watch the First Day First Show with #DisneyPlusHostarMultiplex only on @DisneyplusHSVIP pic.twitter.com/qmmwkj44La
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 29, 2020
Khuda Haafiz starring Vidyut Jammwal
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 29, 2020
Lootcase starring Kunal Kemmu, Ranvir Shorey and Rasika Dugal
Bag ek, dewaane anek! 🙈
MLA, Police, Don aur Aam aadmi bhaag rahein ek “#Lootcase” ki race mein! 🏃🏻♂️
Kiski hogi Jeet?!
— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) June 29, 2020