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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney-Hotstar For OTT Release, Bollywood A-listers To Follow Suit?



Scarlett Johansson

It is  unlikely that  you  we will see  the gorgeous  Scarlett Johansson  return as Black Widow again  in  the  near future.

Scarlett Johansson  has  taken her  producers Disney to court for breach of contract  for  streaming  Black Widow  rather than  releasing it  exclusively in movie theatres, as apparently promised.

I believe a  lot  of A-listers   in Bollywood and  Hollywood will  now stipulate  a no-streaming clause  on  their contract. It’s  already happening  in   Hollywood, where apparently  Tom Cruise  will  ensure  a movie-theatre  release contractually for  the latest Mission Impossible film.

“It’s a  lot of hard work,and it’s designed  for the large screen,” says  Tiger Shroff whose forthcoming films GanpatBaaghi 4 and Heropanti 2  are  all designed as cinematic experience, “hence  to be  savoured  on the  big screen.”

Tiger is one of  the Bollywood actors who is considering  a contractual restriction against  relocating  big-screen  projects to  the digital  platform. John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan and  Akshay Kumar(after burning his hands with Laxmii on OTT ) and Shah  Rukh Khan are  other actors who may sign up to ensure their work  reaches the intended platform.

Kartik Aaryan whose Dhamaka   is specially   designed for  the  OTT platform feels  the digital platform is  a separate  beast. “ The two formats  cannot and must not be mixed.There is so much to  offer  for both  the mediums.”

Kartik’s Bhool Bhulaiya 2 will  go on  the big screen.  “It belongs up there. But then  one  can’t blame  producers  for  relocating their product  during these hard times,” says Anees Bazmi

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