Pranitha Subhash: Disappointed that Hungama 2 won’t be a theatre release
Pranitha Subhash on her first Bollywood film Hungama 2 taking an OTT route
Pranitha Subhash, who has worked in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil films, is set to make her Bollywood debut with Hungama 2, which has opted for an OTT release owing to the pandemic. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film will see her sharing screen space with Meezaan Jaffrey, Paresh Rawal, and Shilpa Shetty, and will be released on Disney+ Hotstar.
Talking about her first Bollywood film which won’t exactly make it to the big screen, Pranitha says, “Every time this question of Hungama 2 taking the OTT route comes up, I keep thinking how South films are celebrated in theatres with whistles, dances, and applauses from all corners. Having experienced our films in such an atmosphere, I was so looking forward to witnessing this Bollywood film on the big screen. I will miss that. I am sad that it is not going to see a theatrical release.”
The actor is also looking forward to the release of her second Hindi film, The Bhuj: Pride of India. “It is a war film consisting of an ensemble cast - Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt among others,” says Pranitha, adding, “Hungama 2 is more my kind of a film as it has a lot of me in it. Bhuj is more of a hero-centric film, a period drama typically based on the India-Pak war of 1971.”
Pranitha is also in talks for a couple of Hindi projects. “Covid and the lockdown have played havoc in our lives and the entertainment world. I now have to wait to take discussions forward. I can officially announce my projects when the deal is sealed,” says Pranitha, who was last seen in the Kannada film Mass Leader. Next, the actor will be seen in Ramana Avatara, featuring Rishi and Danish Sait. “We are halfway through the shooting of Ramana Avatara, and we have a lot of pending portions which need to be scheduled,” she says.