The fear of many Prabhas fans has come true. The Young Rebel Star’s much-awaited pan-India biggie Radhe Shyam is now postponed. Formal communication has been sent to the US theatre chains, and an official announcement will be made today.
UV Creations had earlier stated that the film would hit the screens only on January 14th, and there will be no change to hit. However, changing scenarios in the country and continuous shutting down of theatres across states have made it impossible to go for a pan-India release.
Several states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Haryana, Bihar, among many others, have imposed occupancy restrictions or are in plans of doing so. Mumbai, the largest market for Hindi films, has already extended section 144 until January 15th. In such a case, the makers of Radhe Shyam are left with only two options. Either postpone the release like RRR or go for the tempting OTT offers in hand. Releasing the film on the decided January 14th would have been nothing but suicidal for the entire unit.
SS Rajamouli’s RRR was also canceled for similar reasons. But, as per reports, the makers of this Radhe Shyam are receiving massive offers from OTT giants.