In November 2018, Fox Star Studios announced that it had signed a three-film deal with superstar Akshay Kumar’s banner, Cape Of Good Films. It seemed like the start of a great partnership and obviously it got the business excited. The first film under this partnership was Mangal Mission, the 2019 hit sci-fi drama. Fox and Akshay then followed with Laxmii. It was scheduled to hit theaters on Eid 2020, but due to theaters being closed during the lockdown, it got an OTT direct release, on Disney + Hotstar, on Diwali.
If you’re wondering what would be the third movie under this partnership, unfortunately it doesn’t seem like it will happen. A source said: “The three-film deal was signed after Akshay Kumar and Fox Star Studios enjoyed working together on Jolly LLB 2, one of the biggest hits of 2017, and a solo production by Fox. When the deal was signed in 2018, no one expected the studio to leave the company and be taken over by Disney. It appears that Disney is unwilling to go into film production in India. Moreover, he will prefer to keep the intellectual property rights of the films, but our artists and producers here do not expect that from the studios. As a result, it’s a question mark over the future of this deal and whether that third film in question would be made in the near future.
We reached out to the Disney team to ask about the said deal, but they were not available for comment.
A trade expert adds: “Akshay Kumar is booked for the next two years. He will shoot for Bachchan Pandey, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, Mission Lion, The next from Mudassar Aziz, the next from Yash Raj Films, etc. Sooryavanshi, Bellbottom, Prithviraj and Atrangi Re and would also take time to promote these films. Even if this impending film is made, it won’t happen until after mid-2022 or the end of 2022. “
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