BizAsiaLive.com reported a few weeks ago that Kangana Ranaut’s forthcoming ‘Thalaivi’ could suffer huge losses due to the coronavirus. However, she’s now also confirmed that the film has already been sold to OTT platforms.
Talking to Pinkvilla, Ranaut expressed, “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 Rs 55 crore. They also have satellite rights to sell for both languages and also distribution rights. So, whenever a project is conceived, there is a financial blueprint to it, recovery blueprint to it. Then they match actors and their market worth and accordingly are approached. When I take a project, I always see the recovery blueprint and then I charge”.
When asked if she would agree with ‘Thalaivi’ releasing online, Ranaut also said, “It depends. For example, a film like Thalaivi just can’t release on digital because it is such a massive scale film, neither a movie like Manikarnika is 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 film will see Ranaut play the role of J Jayalalithaa who passed away in 2016.