As the number of COVID-19 cases keep rising in the country, new guidelines have been rolled in and a lockdown is also slated to soon come in place to curb the spread of the virus.
This has ultimately affected the movie business as makers had recently started releasing their films back in theatres after a year. However, owing to the current scenario, theatrical release of Bollywood movies are being pushed to further notice.
After films like Haathi Mere Saathi, Chehre, Kangana Ranaut starrer Thalaivi has now bern postponed.
The film was slated to release on April 23 this year, but the makers have decided to push the release due to the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the nation.
The makers issued an official statement that reads:
We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response and unconditional love you've shown for Thalaivi trailer. As a team, we have sacrificed a lot in making this film and thank every member of the cast and crew who supported us in this challenging but remarkable journey. Since the film has been made in multiple languages, we would like to release it in all languages on the same day. But with an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, subsequent precautions and lockdowns, even though our film is ready for release on 23rd April, we want to extend all the support towards the government rules and regulations and have decided to postpone the release of Thalaivi. Though we are deferring the release date, we are confident that we will receive as much love from you all then as well. Stay safe and looking forward to everyone's support.- Team Thalaivi
The film is a biopic on late former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and stars Kangana Ranaut in the titular role. Directed by A.L. Vijay, the film also stars Arvind Swami as MG Ramachandran, Prakash Raj as M Karunanidhi, Jisshu Sengupta as Sobhan Babu and Bhagyashree as Jayalalithaa’s mother Sandhya.