Producer BVSN Prasad has announced that September 27 will be the new release date for Pawan Kalyan's movie Attarintiki Daredi (AD), which was to hit the screens on October 9. He has advanced its release by two weeks following the leak of its 90-minute footage online. The producer, who has shelled out a hefty sum on its making, hopes that the audience will make the movie a big hit at the Box Office.
Addressing a press meet on Monday, BVSN Prasad said, "We can't delay the release of the film any further. We don't want the audience to end up buying the pirated copy of the film, and therefore, have decided to release the film on Friday (Sep 27). I hope everybody watches the film in theatre."
On Monday, police caught people selling pirated copies of Attarintiki Daredi, for Rs 50 and raids were conducted in most CD shops across the state. BVSN Prasad said, "I'm hoping that the audience will make it a big hit. Even though I'm devastated by the leak, I have confidence in the audience."
Attarintiki Daredi, which has been directed Trivikram Srinivas, features Pawan Kalyan, Samantha, Pranitha, Boman Irani and Nadhiya in important roles. It was scheduled for an August 9 release, but it was postponed to October 9 due to the ongoing political turmoil in the state.
However, most of the films that were scheduled to release on Friday have cleared the way for the film. Producer Anand Ranga tweeted, "We won't be able to release DK Bose if Attarintiki Daredi releases now. We will lose some money. But, its ok as Attarintiki Daredi producer has a lot at stake."