Chennai: The release of Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Thalaivi’ has been postponed because of a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The multiple language film, based on the life of late actress and politician J Jayalalithaa, was scheduled for theatrical release on April 23.
Kangana plays the role of former Tamil Nadu chief minister while Bhagyashree plays her mother. Arvind Swamy also features in the film.
Announcing the postponement through a statement on Twitter, the makers of the film thanked all for the “tremendous response and unconditional love” for the trailer and looked forward to everyone’s support when it is released.
#Thalaivi has always been about people first and in these times, people and their safety comes first.
Stay safe everyone!
We will be back soon!@KanganaTeam @thearvindswami #Vijay @vishinduri @ShaaileshRSingh @BrindaPrasad1 @neeta_lulla #HiteshThakkar @urstirumalreddy pic.twitter.com/eoOMMnbQ5C
— Thalaivi The Film (@Thalaivithefilm) April 9, 2021