Multiplex chain PVR has finally given the green light to screen South versions of Kangana Ranaut's upcoming film ‘Thalaivii’ on September 10. The move comes after Kangana slammed major multiplex chains for refusing to screen Thalaivii on the film's theatrical release on social media. However, PVR has also expressed its ‘disappointment’ over the demands made for its Hindi version. In their statement, they demanded to keep a uniform window of four weeks across all language versions.
A statement on behalf of Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures Ltd, Chief of Strategy, PVR Limited read: “We are thankful to 'Thalaivii' team for offering a 4 week theatrical window for its Tamil and Telugu language versions. We are delighted to be able to play 'Thalaivii' in Tamil and Telugu language at our cinemas, however, we are disappointed that for the Hindi language version, 'Thalaivii' team has decided to offer only a 2 week window.”
The statement further said, “We would like to appeal to Ms Kangana Ranaut, Mr Vishnu Induri & Mr. Shailesh Singh to keep a uniform window of 4 weeks across all language versions and therefore allow all cinemas across the country to showcase 'Thalaivii' to audiences, on the big screen. Considering the severe impact of the ongoing pandemic on our business, PVR cinemas has already agreed to reduce the 8 week theatrical window to 4 weeks, for all films releasing in the near future.”
Sharing an excerpt from PVR's statement on her Instagram, Kangana penned a lengthy gratitude note, calling it a ray of hope. The actress wrote, “PVR’s decision to screen the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film is a ray of hope for Team Thalaivii as well as all those cine goers who are waiting to rush back to their favourite multiplex chain for a cinematic experience. I am personally moved by the kind words used for me and Team Thalaivii.”
Directed by AL Vijay, ‘Thalaivii' is based on the life of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu and actress, late J Jayalalithaa. In the film, Kangana will be seen essaying the titular role of Jayalalithaa. Also Read: Kangana Ranaut Shares Her Desolate Concern On Thalavii Release After Multiplex Chains Refuses To Screen Her Film
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