Even though this year was tough luck for Bollywood industry, digital giants had a blast in 2020. With some of the most appreciated web contents, this year streaming giants made a mark. Shows like Scam 1992 proved to be an immense success, the show made actor like Pratik Gandhi an overnight star.
However, the success of Scam 1992 proved to be a headache for the makers of The Big Bull.
Talking about the same a source was quoted by a daily as saying, “Just like Scam 1992, The Big Bull is also based on the life of Harshad Mehta. Of course, the producers of the film knew about the web series but never thought it in their wildest dreams that Scam 1992 would become the most appreciated show in the history of Indian digital space. They are confident about their film but fear that it’ll be massively trolled by the lovers of the web show. There’ll be comparisons of Abhishek Bachchan’s performance and look with that of Pratik Gandhi. Even the other actors as well as the dialogues and music will face the wrath.”
The source continues, “The makers had initially planned to release it on Disney+ Hotstar on December 18. But obviously, that won’t happen now. Producer Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and co-actors Sohum Shah and Nikita Dutta have, in fact, even shot for an episode of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ way back on November 4. They were hoping that the hype around Scam 1992 would die down soon. However, it hasn’t happened yet. The producers are aware that they can’t keep pushing the film indefinitely. It’s now expected to release in early 2021.”
However, another source told a different story, “The film got pushed after Abhishek Bachchan contracted Coronavirus. Some parts of the film were yet to be shot which was done after he recovered. But all this resulted in the delay in the post-production process of the film, which is why it has been postponed.”
He adds, “’The Kapil Sharma Show’ episode was shot at that time because Ajay Devgn had the dates then. He knew he’ll move to Hyderabad to finish the filming of Bhuj – The Pride Of India, Mayday and Maidaan post-Diwali. Hence, the decision was taken to shoot the episode in advance. Even Varun Dhawan-Sara Ali Khan’s episode for Coolie No 1 was shot in October but will be aired now since both the actors were going to be busy later on.”
An insider also states, “We are aware that there’ll be comparisons but we are confident of The Big Bull. Also, it’s going to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar, which has far more subscribers. Those who haven’t got the time to put 10 hours to know the life of Harshad Mehta would be happy to watch his life journey in one-fourth or one-fifth of run time with The Big Bull.”