Netflix Allegedly Cancels Laal Singh Chaddha Movie OTT Deal

A scene from Laal Singh Chadda movie || Photo: Collected

A scene from Laal Singh Chadda movie || Photo: Collected

Movie buffs had declared even before the release of the film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ that it will fall flat at the box office. The fate of the film has always been hanging by a thread.

Aamir Khan, whose name was enough to attract cinemagoers to theatres, was forced to beg the audience to watch his film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. But his apologies too didn’t work. Consequently, the movie has turned out to be one of the biggest flops of his career as it failed to cross even the ₹ 50 crore mark after four days of its release. Shockingly, the film is not only a box office disaster but an OTT disaster too.

LSC and Netflix call off the deal

While this film, made under the direction of Advait Chandan, has already resulted in a disaster at the box office, Aamir Khan has suffered another major setback. In what can be seen as an addition of fuel to the fire, the reports are suggesting that the remake of the Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’ is not getting platforms for release on OTT.

The film has done a business of only Rs 51.60 crores in 9 days at the box office. Thus, Aamir Khan was forced to sell his film to OTT platforms. The deal, for the same, was going on with Netflix for the release of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ but unfortunately, the deal didn’t go through.

Why did the deal collapse?

According to a report by news daily ‘Bollywood Hungama’, Aamir Khan had begun negotiations for the digital rights of Laal Singh Chaddha at a high amount. The conversation was brewing between Laal Singh Chaddha and streaming platform Netflix and had reached to an advanced level. However, the deal was later called off as Aamir wanted a huge amount of Rs 150 crore to sell the digital rights of his film.

The report quoted a source saying, “Aamir Khan was very excited to release the film on Netflix as it is a global platform and has over than 200 million subscribers”.

Moreover, Aamir was also adamant that the Laal Singh Chaddha would release on Netflix a whole six months after its theatrical release. Netflix, meanwhile, tried its best to crack the deal and was ready to offer a figure of around 80 to 90 crores. But the actor denied the conditions since he was also looking to release the film in China.

Simply put, the disastrous performance of the film is the reason why Netflix is not interested in bagging the rights. Also, no other OTT platform would want a disaster called Laal Singh Chaddha on its platform. Viacom 18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions are also in talks in a hush manner to release the movie on Voot as a formality. Thus, it can be asserted that not only Netflix but the whole OTT market has cancelled Aamir Khan._Agencies

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