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Vidyut Jammwal Opens up About Calling Out Disney+ Hotstar: ‘I Don’t Know If the Cycle Will End, but It’s My Job to Stand up for Myself’

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The COVID-19 pandemic, somehow, led to Vidyut Jammwal taking a stand for himself. With theatres shut, filmmakers are forced to release their pending films directly on OTT platforms. Disney+ Hotstar acquired 7 such Bollywood movie titles including Vidyut’s Khuda Haafiz. The announcement about the movies was made at a virtual conference, but, sadly, Vidyut was snubbed from it. Alia Bhatt promoting Sadak 2, Akshay Kumar promoting Laxmmi Bomb and others were invited to be a part of it. Even Varun Dhawan – none of his films was part of the release roster – was there.

Vidyut learnt about the fate of his film and the conference when it was already out there. Along with him, Kunal Kemmu was also admitted to the children of a lesser God club, snubbing him as well. Both the actors called out the streaming giant on social media, which ruffled a few feathers.

Check Out Vidyut Jammwal’s Tweet Here:

In an interview with The Telegraph, Vidyut opened up about his stand. He said, “It may sound pompous, but I’ve been a true martial arts warrior from within for the 40 years that I’ve lived.” Vidyut has become a star by showing off his Kalaripayattu skills in movies like Junglee, Commando series, etc.

Vidyut Jammwal Practising Kalaripayattu (Photo Credits: Facebook)

The actor further explained, “I don’t know about calling a spade a spade, but I make sure I call out injustice in the most genteel way, and I did it even this time. I don’t know if the cycle will end, but it’s my job to stand up for myself, ya… I don’t care what people will say,”

Vidyut added, “I come from an army background, I’ve lost family members to wars. We aren’t the kind that someone in the film industry will say something to us and we will get scared and run away. I know that surviving the industry is very, very difficult, but nothing is going to stop me from giving my best. When something like this happens, I will speak.”

Check Out The Trailer For Khuda Haafiz Here:

In the coming days, two of Vidyut’s films found homes in OTT platforms. As mentioned, Khuda Haafiz will drop on Disney+ Hotstar. Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial, Yaara, featuring the actor, dropped on Zee5.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 31, 2020 01:09 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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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)

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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

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 latestly.com).

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