Producers who are in dilemma about the release of their films are opting for direct OTT release as they have no more options left. Due to this lockdown not only films that are under production but also films which were shelved post-shooting are finding for OTT deals.
Last year a film titled “That Is Mahalakshmi” starring Tamannaah Bhatia as a lead actress was launched which is the official remake of Bollywood film Queen. This film is being made in Tamil with Kajal Aggarwal being as lead actress, Malayalam with Manjima Mohan and in Kannada with Parul Yadav. First Look posters and Teaser of this film were released last year but the film hasn’t found its release. The Telugu version of this film was initially directed by Neelakanta but due to clash between Tamannaah and director, so the makers have roped young director Prashanth Varma to complete the remaining portion. Somehow the film shoot has been completed in all languages and the producer Manu Kumaran is now on talks with Amazon Prime Video for direct release.