After the release of Akshay Kumar starrer, Bell Bottom and Amitabh Bachchan starrer, Chehre, it’s Kangana Ranaut in Thalavii that’s all set for a theatrical release.
Ahead of the release, the actress has urged the Maharashtrian authorities to let theatres function as before again. She took to Instagram to share a piece of her mind.
“Cases in Maharashtra have declined requesting Maharashtra Government to #openupcinemas in Maharashtra and save the dying film industry and theatres business.”
On Tuesday, she penned another note on her Instagram Story. “In Maharashtra, restaurants, hotels, offices, local trains everything is open but movie theatres are shut because of Covid, according to Maharashtra government Covid only and only exclusively spreads in the movie theatres.”
However, the multiplexes she is advocating for are not happy with a decision made about the movie in question. The digital release comes only two weeks after the theatrical.
Multiplex chains including PVR and INOX have been offered only a 2-week window by the Thalaivii makers for the Hindi version of the film. This means that Thalaivii (Hindi) will premiere on Netflix after two weeks of its theatrical release. As a result, multiplexes have refused to release the Hindi version of the biopic unless the producers stick to the now-standard 4-week window.
Soon, Kangana Ranaut took to Instagram to express her sympathy but condemning the chains as “bullying harassment and ganging up seems to be their top most priority,” claiming that both would have to understand the position of the other if either wants to undo the effects of the pandemic.
Finally, the producers of Thalaivii and multiplex owners got together and agreed that the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film will be given the required 4-week theatrical run before it’s premiered on OTT.
Apart from Thalaivii, Kangana Ranaut is also anticipated in action entertainer Dhaakad. The actress has also started shooting for Tejas, playing the role of an air force officer. Ranaut has also announced Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda and political drama Emergency as her upcoming movies.