On hearing the news, the actress was extremely ‘moved’ by their decision, and penned a gratitude note which read, “I am personally moved by the kind words used for me and Team Thalaivii, and I hope with talks, and a passion for the theatrical experience, we can come together to find a solution so that the Hindi version can also find love and appreciation on the big screen”
Earlier the actress on requesting the multiplex owners wrote, “No films are choosing theatres, very few and very brave like my producers @vishnuinduri @shaaileshrsingh are compromising on huge profits and letting go off exclusive streaming options only for the love of cinema.”
She also added, “In these times we must support each other and not bully or arm twist; it’s our fundamental right to recover the cost of our film which we did, we may have two weeks window for Hindi version but for South we have four weeks window yet multiplexes ganging up on us and stopping our release there as well…This is unfair and cruel in these testing times when major territories like Maharashtra are also shut…Please let’s help each other in order to save theatres.”
‘Thalaivii’ will be releasing on September 10 as announced, and the bookings for the film will open soon. Currently, theatres are allowed to operate with 50% occupancy across the country, owing to the strict rules due to the COVID-19 outbreak.