Coronavirus outbreak: Rana Daggubati starrer ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ pushed
Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Sooryavanshi’ has been pushed indefinitely and Tillotama Shome’s film ‘Sir’ has been postponed. Now Rana Daggubati’s upcoming action spectacle ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak across the country the makers announced on Monday.
Directed by Prabhu Solomon, the movie was scheduled to have a nationwide release on April 2 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
In a statement released by the producers, the makers said the decision was taken in the interest and well being of everyone involved. “In light of recent developments of COVID19 Coronavirus, our recent announcement regarding the scheduled release of ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Aranya’ (Telugu title) and ‘Kaadan’ (Tamil title) stands changed. “In solidarity with our partners, exhibitors, distributors and audiences, we pray for health and happiness of all and as we are monitoring the situation, we do hope that we come back with a new release date soon. Sincerely, the entire cast and crew that worked tirelessly to bring this story to you,” Eros said in a statement. The outbreak has led to the shutdown of theatre, malls, schools and gyms in Kerala, Delhi, parts of Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand and Haryana.
Events, film shootings and awards show have also been cancelled.