A Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed historical drama starring Alia Bhatt is set for release on December 14th. As she continues her promotional tour, we have learnt that her next album, which follows Gangubai, will only be available digitally. A direct-to-digital release of her first picture as a producer with Red Chillies Entertainment, “Darlings,” will be available on Netflix this summer.
According to the producers, “it’s a dark comedy, and they believe that the film will be able to reach its intended audience via the OTT media.” The discussions with numerous parties were ongoing, and it was eventually Netflix who was awarded the exclusive streaming rights to the service. “The picture has been sold for a price of Rs 80 crore, making it one of the largest transactions ever made for a female-led film,” according to a person familiar with the situation.
The film, which is now in the post-production stage, will be available for viewing on a digital platform this summer. According to the source, it is in the same ballpark as the soon-to-be-released Gehraiyaan, which stars Deepika Padukone and got in the region of Rs 80 to Rs 85 crore for its Amazon Prime debut. It was part of a contract between Dharma Productions and the streaming site, which gained substantial earnings from Shershaah’s success.. Dharma is now working on a number of additional unique projects for Amazon, and we will have more information on them when it becomes available.
Darlings, on the other hand, is described as a dark comedy about a mother-daughter connection by the press. A prominent part in the film is played by Shefali Shah, who will portray Alia’s mother, while Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew also appear in supporting roles. Darlings is directed by Jasmeet K Reen, while the film’s soundtrack is composed by Vishal Bharadwaj, who also serves as the film’s composer. Aside from her darlings, Alia Bhatt’s other projects include the soon to be released Gangubai, followed by RRR, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra, in which she co-stars with Ranveer Singh.
She is also said to be in negotiations with Kortala Siva for Jr. NTR’s forthcoming Pan Indian feature, however no official word has yet been received from the production team on the matter. Continue to check Pinkvilla for additional information.