16 Mar 2021: Abhishek Bachchan's 'The Big Bull' will premiere on April 8
Abhishek Bachchan-starrer The Big Bull will be releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on April 8, the makers said today.
Co-producer Ajay Devgn released a teaser while revealing the streaming date on social media. The trailer will be released on March 19.
Besides Bachchan, the movie also stars Ileana D'Cruz, Nikita Dutta, Sohum Shah, etc.
Earlier, the movie was eyeing an October 2020 release.
Teaser: Devgn introduced Bachchan as Hemant Shah
The video clip features Devgn's voice while he gave a sneak-peek into the life of a fictional character named Hemant Shah alias the Big Bull. Shah has been modeled on infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta.
The story is set in 1987 Mumbai (then Bombay) and Bachchan can be seen looking at the iconic Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building.
Kookie Gulati has helmed the movie.
Fact: You can watch the teaser here
Details: Hansal Mehta sent his best wishes to the team
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who directed Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, sent his best wishes to Bachchan.
His show, that had released last year on Sony LIV, gained lauds and starred actor Pratik Gandhi in the role of Harshad Mehta. The series was based on Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu's book.
It became one of the best-rated shows (rating: 9.4/10) on IMDb.
Fact: Here is the exchange between both the artists
OTT: Earlier, Bachchan spoke about the direct digital release
Bachchan seemed fine with the idea that The Big Bull is skipping theaters and releasing on Disney+ Hotstar.
In a statement last year, the actor had said, "There is nothing greater than the joy of being able to entertain someone through movies and great storytelling."
He claimed The Big Bull aims to do just that — entertain viewers with a captivating story.
Film: 'The Big Bull' talks about the 'mother of all scams'
Inspired by the life of Mehta, The Big Bull will focus on his story — a boy from humble beginnings who became a force to reckon with at BSE.
Unsurprisingly, the movie will also feature the infamous 1992 securities scam, that forced the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to introduce new rules.
The scam amounted to nearly Rs. 5,000 crore.