Netflix is gearing up to release the extended cut of Ranbir Kapoor’s movie “Animal” as a legal dispute between co-producers CINE 1 Studios and T-Series gets resolved.
The Delhi High Court was informed of the agreement, ending the alleged contractual breaches. CINE 1 Studios had initially sought to delay the OTT launch, citing breaches related to equal ownership and certain rights.
Before the theatrical release of the movie, it was reported that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asked the makers to delete close-up shots of intimate scenes between the characters played by Ranbir and Tripti Dimri. It is interesting to see what will be included in the Netflix version since Netflix releases do not typically depend on CBFC certification. The movie starts streaming on January 26.
The resolution allows Netflix to showcase the extended version, similar to its release strategy with other Bollywood films.