After Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ release was postponed amid a rise in COVID cases in the country and partial lockdown and night curfews being imposed in several cities across the state, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s much-awaited film ‘Thalaivi’ makers announced on Friday that they have decided to delay the release of the film in an effort to extend support to the government rules and regulations.
Here’s the official statement from ‘Thalaivi’ makers:
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut took to her Twitter handle to state that she has been secretly getting calls and messages from several ‘big stars’ including Akshay Kumar for her work in the upcoming film ‘Thalaivi’ after the trailer of the latter released recently. She, however, added, that unlike films of Alia Bhatt and others, these big stars can’t praise her openly because of ‘movie mafia terror’.
In a tweet, Kangana wrote, “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.”
Adding that she wished the industry could be “objective” when it came to art and not indulge in “power play and politics when it come to cinema” Kangana wrote in another tweet, “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 (sic).”
Kangana’s tweets came in response to screenwriter Aniruddha Guha who praise her for being an “exceptional actor.”
Aniruddha wrote in a tweet, “Kangana Ranaut is an exceptional, once-in-a-generation actor.”
Take a look at the tweets here:
Kangana Ranaut is an exceptional, once-in-a-generation actor. https://t.co/xJU1CZD03C
— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) April 7, 2021
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. https://t.co/MT91TvnbmR
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) April 7, 2021
Helmed by A L Vijay and written by Vijayendra Prasad, the film is a multilingual biopic positioned for a pan-India release. The movie stars Kangana as Jayalalithaa, Arvind Swami as politician M G Ramachandran, and Prakash Raj as Karunanidhi. Jisshu Sengupta and Bhagyashree will also appear in pivotal roles.
Presented by Vibri Motion pictures, Karma Media Entertainment, and Zee Studios in association with Gothic Entertainment and Sprint films, ‘Thalaivi’ has been produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shailesh R Singh and co-produced by Hitesh Thakkar and Thirumal Reddy.
Kangana Ranaut starter ‘Thalaivi was scheduled for release on April 23.