May 10 : South superstar Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday starrer Liger’s teaser release has been postponed indefinitely owning to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic the country is battling currently.
The producer of the film, Karan Johar, had announced the film a few months ago. Unveiling the title of the film, Karan shared the release date to be September 9, 2021. The makers had also announced that a power-packed teaser of the film will be released on May 9. However, owing to the pandemic situation in India, the makers have postponed the release of the teaser.
“During these testing times, we hope you all are staying indoors and taking care of yourself and your loved ones. We were all geared up to reveal a power packed teaser for LIGER on 9th May. However, due to the current scenario and environment that our country is facing, we have decided to postpone the same in the hope to share it with the world at a better time for us all. Having said that, we assure and guarantee that you will witness Vijay Deverakonda in a never seen before avatar and you will not be disappointed,” read a joint statement by Dharma Productions, Puri Connects and Vijay Deverakonda.
The makers took the opportunity to urge the people of the country to take all precautionary measures to stay safe during the pandemic situation. “Sit tight and until then we request all of you to stay safe, take care of all your dear ones, help each other and get vaccinated at the earliest. Take all the precautionary measures as prescribed by the medical fraternity and be sure that-we are all in this together. See you soon at the theatres when we're healthy and strong as a country,” they added.
Sharing the statement on its Twitter handle, Dharma Productions tweeted, “In light of the current environment and the testing times our country is facing, our focus is solely on helping the community. Therefore, we have decided to postpone the release of the teaser of #LIGER. We hope you’re staying safe, staying healthy and staying home.”
Since major parts of the film has not yet been shot, and owning to the current COVID situation, the makers are uncertain when shoot will resume again. Hence, the September release of the film has been stalled for now. The film will now release in 2022.