‘RRR’ release postponed amid COVID-19 peak, manufacturers suffer emotional, financial loss
SS director Rajamouli’s long-awaited period action flick RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) has been postponed again amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
The Telugu film starred stellar actors including stars from the south – Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr, and Bollywood’s Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt, was set to hit theaters on January 7.
The directors broke the news of the film’s delay just six days before its theatrical release and ahead of major promotional activities across the country.
The decision to postpone the release date was announced on the official Twitter account of RRR movie.
“With the best interests of all parties involved in mind, we are forced to postpone our film. Our sincere thanks to all the fans and the audience for their unconditional love #RRRPPostopened #RRRMovie,” the tweet read. .
In an attached statement, the directors said they were “forced” not to release the film as theaters are closed in many states across the country over concerns over the new Omicron variant.
“Despite our relentless efforts, there are some situations that are beyond our control. As many Indian states are closing their theaters, we have no choice but to ask you to keep your enthusiasm. We promise to bring back the glory of Indian cinema and to the at the right time, WE WILL DO IT, “he added.
RRR is the second film to be delayed due to the increase in Covid-19 cases across the country. Earlier, Shahid Kapoor-starrer Jersey has been delayed from its scheduled December 31 release date.
RRR’s release date has been repeatedly postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Produced by DVV Entertainments, the film is a fictional tale based on the lives of two freedom fighters at the turn of the 20th century.