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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 19:19 IST

The first jhatka was...: Janhvi Kapoor admits Bawaal releasing on OTT was a 'big blow'

Janhvi Kapoor recently opened up about how Bawaal being a direct-to-OTT release came as a big shock to her, against her expectations for the film.

Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor | Image:Instagram
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Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Dhawan starrer Bawaal received negative reviews after it premiered on a major streaming platform last year. The actress recently shared how she had expected the film to have a theatrical release and was sorely disappointed when director Nitesh Tiwari and makers opted to release it directly on OTT. Janhvi also admitted that she hoped Bawaal would take things to the next level for her.

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Janhvi Kapoor reveals she wanted Bawaal to have a theatrical release

In a chat with Film Companion, Janhvi said that she fought to be a part of Bawaal and even changed her dates around to ensure that she was able to do the film. But the first setback she faced with regards to the film was that it was set to be an OTT release.  She shared, “I pinned a lot onto Bawaal. I fought for my dates to be able to do that film”. 

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The actress revealed that she was in the middle of shooting for Mr. and Mrs. Mahi which was already delayed because she had injured her shoulder. She said, "I thought this is my moment, I’m getting to perform, it’s Nitesh Tiwari, it’s Sajid Nadiadwala, it’s Varun, and I’m not just dancing and giggling. I put all of my eggs in that basket. The first jhatka was that it turned out to be the kind of film that the makers felt should be on an OTT platform. This was a big blow to me because I was looking for not just validation, but also numbers from that film," Janhvi added. The actress is currently rooting for her Telugu debut movie, Devara opposite Jr NTR.

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Devara teaser to be released soon

Fans of Jr NTR are patiently waiting for the release of Devara's teaser, scheduled for January 8. This official update came directly from Jr NTR. Additional information from a 123Telugu report also revealed that the teaser will be one minute and 10 seconds long. 

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The teaser is expected to be filled with action-packed sequences exhibiting the VFX prowess featured in the film. The film also features Saif Ali Khan in the role of antagonist.

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Published January 4th, 2024 at 19:19 IST

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