The Big Bull star Abhishek Bachchan is out Thursday on Disney + Hotstar VIP. Kookie Gulati’s director is based on the 1992 Harshad Mehta title scam, which was the biggest financial fraud to take place in the country until then.
The Big Bull also stars Nikita Dutta, Ileana D’Cruz, Ram Kapoor, Sohum Shah, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Saurabh Shukla, among others. The film was intended for a theatrical release, but has been moved to the OTT platform due to the ongoing pandemic. Speaking about the film’s release on a streaming service, Bachchan told indianexpress.com, “From digital to TV to screen, there’s going to have to be variety in the way you tell your stories. stories. And that’s where the biggest hurdle comes for Kookie (director Kookie Gulati) as he was making this film for the 70mm screen and now because of the situation we were in and because of the pandemic. he now had to adapt his storytelling style to make it conducive. to a digital streaming platform. “
Abhishek spoke of playing a morally dubious man in the movie and said, “When I was discussing the movie with Kookie I said if you were going to whitewash someone I’m not up for it because that makes a character very. one-dimensional, and that’s not what interests me. The tastes of today’s audience have also changed and evolved, from my understanding, they want to see the protagonist being more human, they want to see his flaws, they want to see gray characters.
The film will begin airing on Disney + Hotstar Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Abhishek will host the premiere viewing party on the streaming service’s Twitter account where audiences can post questions while watching the film.
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The Big Bull story is based on the actual financial fraud which also inspired the 1992 Web Scam series. Hansal Mehta’s series starring Pratik Gandhi was one of the most acclaimed series of 2020, so it was only natural that the public begins to compare them. But the Scam 1992 and The Big Bull teams were extremely cordial in congratulating each other on each other’s work.
Abhishek told Bollywood Hungama earlier: “I saw Scam (1992) last year and really enjoyed it. I think it was just a wonderful achievement from the whole team.” Scam 1992 creator Hansal Mehta previously tweeted: “Please don’t make unfair comparisons. There can be multiple stories about the same story. Each storyteller will have their own voice and should be seen independently of The other one. This movie did. many talent involved, just like my show. They did their best and they deserve your love. “
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