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OTT Releases Of The Week: Janhvi Kapoor’s Gunjan Saxena, Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz, Kunal Kemmu’s Abhay 2 and More Independence Week Releases



We are making our way to India’s 74th Day Independence Day on August 15 and prior to that, there are many OTT releases lined up for a digital premiere. This includes Janhvi Kapoor’s biographical drama Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Vidyut Jammwal’s action-thriller Khuda Haafiz, Kunal Kemmu’s crime-series Abhay 2, Bengali movie Detective on Hoichoi and more. This week will also see the release of the following series: World on Fire on Sony LIV, Pakistani original series Churails on ZEE5, Dirty John Season 2The Great Heist on Netflix and Bear Grylls’ documentary series World’s Toughest Race Season 1 on Amazon Prime. Churails: ZEE5 Announces First Pakistani Original Series; Asim Abbasi Directorial to Premiere on August 11

Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Netflix film Project Power is yet another big release of the week.  A lot of digital premieres to catch up before Independence Day with a popcorn tub as we give you the complete info of the following OTT releases with their premiere date and platform details. Here is the complete list of OTT Releases of the Week right prior to Independence Day 2020. Zindagi TV Shows Return on Zee5; Here Are The Pakistani Series You Can Watch on the Streaming Platform

Movies Releasing This Week

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Janhvi Kapoor steps in the shoes of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, the female pilot who was assigned in flying rescue and recce missions for the Indian Air Force during the Kargil War. The trailer has impressed the audience and Janhvi looks promising playing the real-life character with a lot of conviction. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi as Gunjan Saxena’s supportive father, and Vineet Singh, an officer, who goes hard on Gunjan Saxena to bring the best out of her. Gunjan Saxena is all set for its digital release on Netflix on August 12. Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl Movie Review: A Genial Janhvi Kapoor and a Fabulous Pankaj Tripathi Effuse Warmth With Their Bonding in This Likeable Biopic.

Khuda Haafiz

Vidyut Jammwal’s Disney+ Hotstar movie Khuda Hafiz is all set for August 14 release. The trailer of the film has impressed the audiences where we have our action hero on his way to find his missing wife in the middle-east. Vidyut plays Sameer Choudhary, while Shivaleeka Oberoi plays his missing wife, Nargis. Sameer’s search makes him discover a big human trafficking nexus as he has to save his wife from this big mess.

Project Power

Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost directed Netflix film Project Power is a superhero action flick with a stellar cast including  Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Machine Gun Kelly, Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker and Allen Maldonado. Speaking about the plot of the movie, it is all about a pill that gives superpowers and these powers last for five minutes per pill. The power possessed by the individual differs from person to person and the basic premise is that Foxx and Gordon-Levitt team up to take down the enemies. Project Power airs on Netflix on August 14.


Anirban Bhattacharya starrer Detective will be heading for a Direct-to-Digital release on Hoichoi. Hoichoi recently announced a new property a day before, “First Day First Show” which will help the direct OTT releases of Bengali movies and Detective is the first film to premiere under this. It also stars Ishaa Saha in a major role. The suspense-thriller is all set to air on Hoichoi from August 14

Web-Series Releasing This Week

Abhay Season 2

Kunal Kemmu’s crime show Abhay is renewed for the second season and now it brings  Ram Kapoor and Chunky Panday in the fold. The premise of the second season is that protagonist Abhay Pratap Singh (Kunal Kemmu) is the police officer being blackmailed by a prisoner (Ram Kapoor), who has kidnapped kids in the city. Abhay has to play by the rules of the game in front of the mastermind (Chunky Panday) to save the children. Abhay 2 premieres on Zee5 on August 14.


Churails is an upcoming Pakistani show coming to Zee5 on August 11. The plot of the Zindagi original series revolves around four women who come from different walks of life – lawyer, wedding planner, boxer and ex-convict, who team up to build a detective agency to expose the cheating husbands. They get the support of women in this newly formed company but things get worse as big players block their way.

World’s Toughest Race

Man vs Wild‘s Bear Grylls is back with yet another adventure show but this time he will be touring the Fijian terrain The Amazon Prime Video series is titled World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is a 10-episode documentary series, hosted by Bear himself as he covers the tells the enticing expedition race, in which 66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days, 24 hours a day. The show premieres on August 14th.

World on Fire

Sean Bean, Helen Hunt’s World War drama World on Fire is a BBC original series coming to Sony LIV on August 14. The seven-episode series stars Jonah Hauer-King and Julia Brown alongside an impressive ensemble including Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt, Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville, and Sean Bean. So watch the British drama World on Fire on Sony LIV from Aug 14.

Dirty John Season 2

The second season of Dirty John series stars Amanda Peet and Christian Slater and tells us the love gone wrong tale following the shocking events of a marriage breakdown. The first series was well received by the critics and holds an 88% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The lead Amanda Peet and Christian Slater return in an intriguing face-off in the second season of the anthology series. Dirty John Season 2 premiers on Netflix India on August 14.

The Great Heist

Netflix’s upcoming crime show showcases the story of the ‘robbery of the century’. Titled as The Great Heist, it focuses on the brazen multi-million dollar robbery of Colombia’s central bank in Valledupar. The series is based on true events and draws inspiration from Alfredo Serrano Zabala’s acclaimed book ‘This Is How I Robbed The Bank’.Its all about true events when In October 1994 thieves armed with masks, welding machines, oxygen tanks and other tools carried out one of the most elaborate heists ever seen as they successfully stole 24 Billion Columbian Pesos. The Great Heist premieres on Netflix on August 14.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 10, 2020 08:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)



Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:

We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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