Laxmmi Bomb locks digital release date, adds to woes of theatre owners

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The Raghava Lawrence directed film will hit the home screen for the Diwali weekend on 9 November.Actor Akshay Kumar's own action thriller Sooryavanshi has committed to a Diwali release in theatres but may be compelled to push its date
Actor Akshay Kumar announcing the release date for his horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb on Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday caused further anxiety among India's theatre chains. The Raghava Lawrence directed film will hit the home screen for the Diwali weekend on 9 November at a time when multiplex and single screen owners have been desperately waiting for reopening permits but also know they have no content to bank on, even if cinemas are allowed to start.

Kumar's own action thriller Sooryavanshi has committed to a Diwali release in theatres but may be compelled to push its date, if not seek a partial digital release, entertainment industry experts say.

As things stand now, even if cinemas are permitted…
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