Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the makers of Kangana Ranaut's much-awaited biopic 'Thalaivi' have decided to postpone the theatrical release of the film. For the uninitiated, Thalaivi was slated to release on April 23 this year. The makers have shared the news with an official announcement which read as, “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.”
Thalaivi' tells the story of late former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa. The film also features Arvind Swami, Prakash Raj, Madhoo, and Bhagyashree in key roles. Thalaivi has been among the most talked about and much anticipated movies of the year. The trailer of the film garnered positive response upon its release. Recently, Kangana took to social media to reveal that many celebrities wished her secretly for Thalaivi and Bollywood has created an atmosphere where people fear wishing her in public. She posted, ‘Bollywood is so hostile that even to praise me can get people in trouble, I have got many secret calls and messages even from big stars like @akshaykumar they praised @Thalaivithefilm trailer to sky but unlike Alia and Deepika films they can’t openly praise it. Movie mafia terror… Wish an industry of art can be objective when it comes to art, and not indulge in power play and politics when it comes to cinema, my political views and spirituality should not make me a target of bullying, harassment and isolation but if they do, then obviously I will win ...Red heart.