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Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at Netflix as 'Tiku Weds Sheru' releases on Prime Video

The film, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur, is directed by Sai Kabir of "Revolver Rani" fame

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:49 AM IST

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"Tiku Weds Sheru", which marks actor Kangana Ranaut's production debut, will premiere on the streaming platform Prime Video.

The film, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur, is directed by Sai Kabir of "Revolver Rani" fame.

As Prime Video announced its slate for 2022, Kangana couldn’t stop herself from taking dig at its rival Netflix.

She wrote on Instagram, “Data suggests that Amazon Prime Video is doing way better than Netflix in India maybe because they are much more open minded and democratic, when international head visits India they don’t park themselves at a fading 90s director’s infamous party but meet everyone who is contributing to them… Last I heard Netflix head was not able to understand Indian market… Well Indian market is not just one bitchy gossipy nineties director…. There are hundreds of talented people here."

Calling the digital space "the most democratic medium", Kangana said the influx of OTT platforms is a boon for budding producers like her.

"It is a great time for all us budding producers, for us who are working professionals and we always find a reason to dodge our dreams and say that we will do it next year. This is the most democratic medium, all you need is talent," the actor-producer said on Thursday at the Prime Video Presents India event in Mumbai.

Kangana said the film is a "COVID baby" as it was conceptualised during the second wave of the pandemic.

"I was COVID struck, the kind of support we got from Amazon, kudos to them. We are keen to showcase the film to you," she said.

Kangana, who is backing "Tiku Weds Sheru" via her Manikarnika Films banner, described the film as a "love story amidst the beauty and brutality of life".

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Published on: Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:49 AM IST