It was reported that Mission Cinderella, a cop thriller starring Akshay Kumar and Rakul Preet Singh, will have a direct to digital launch on Disney+ Hotstar. The official remake of the Tamil classic Ratsasan, directed by Ranjit Tiwari, is currently in postproduction. Now Pinkvilla has reported that the makers are choosing a unique route for the thriller.
A source revealed “The story beautifully lends itself to the episodic format of filmmaking, and hence, the entire team is currently trying to tweak the edit to make it a limited episode OTT series. If need be, they are ready to shoot some of the portions again to keep the episode on a cliffhanger. Basically, the makers are looking to position it as Akshay Kumar’s digital debut in the episodic format, a final call on the format of release will be taken on seeing the impact that the episodic format leaves.”
The source further added, “They don’t wish to dilute the impact of this story, which holds the viewer on the edge of their seat until the end. However, there is also a talk on how the longer format will give the director some more time to establish the psyche of his characters in a better way. It’s all in the early stages, but if everything materializes, Cinderella would make a debut as an OTT original series,”
A release date has yet to be determined, but as previously said, a decision will be made once the producers, Jackky and Vashu Bhagnani, have agreed on the format in which the film will be released. In the meantime, Akshay’s other films releasing this year are Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, and Ram Setu.