Yesterday (April 9, 2021), the makers of Thalaivi starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, announced that the film will not hit the theatres on April 23, 2021 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. In a statement posted on Twitter, production house Zee Studios said the team has decided to push the release as people's safety is their priority.
Soon after the announcement, netizens started extending their support to Kangana, and assured her that the film will be a massive hit, whenever it will hit the theatres.
Listen all dummies blind haters Theaters are almost closed everywhere and stop trolling Kangana."
@KanganaTeam 's Mega Budget film Thalaivi with uncanny REEL &REAL SIMILARITY releases," wrote another netizen.
One more Twitter user wrote, "Why not just release it on any OTT platform. Everyone's sitting home anyways. Once theatres open too you won't have that turnout anyways. OTT has the largest viewership."
"Its not her decision to postpone. Its the TEAM. Theaters are closed, why release? Just wait.. want this movie to be a blockbuster," tweeted another netizen.
(Social media posts are unedited.)