Actor Prabhas Radhe Shyam’s upcoming telugu romantic drama (2002), due to hit theaters on January 14, has been postponed due to the rise in COVID cases.
Policymakers made the announcement via a statement Wednesday. However, they reiterated that the film would only be released in theaters.
“We’ve been doing our best over the past few days, but given the growing number of Omicron variant cases, it looks like we’ll have to wait for our labor of love to reach the big screens. Radhe Shyam is a story about love versus fate, and we’re sure your love will help us get through these difficult times together (sic). We’ll see you in theaters soon, ”the statement read.
On Tuesday, the film’s director, Radha Krishna Kumar, cryptically tweeted about hard times and hope, prompting fans to ask him if he was indirectly referring to Radhe Shyam’s postponement.
“Times are hard, hearts are weak, minds are in shambles. Whatever life throws at us – Our hopes are always high. Stay Safe, Stay High – Team Radhe Shyam, ”the tweet read.
Times are hard, hearts are weak, minds are in turmoil. Whatever life throws at us – Our hopes are always high. Stay Safe, Stay High – Team #radheshyam
– Radha Krishna Kumar (@director_radhaa) January 4, 2022
Radhe Shyam marks the first collaboration between Prabhas and Pooja Hegde. The project, which sees the actor playing a palm reader, is said to have been carried out with a budget of over Rs150 crore.
The project was launched in January 2020. Despite the pandemic, the team successfully completed the first program in Georgia and returned to India safely.
Radhe Shyam was mainly toured in Europe. A special set was erected at the Annapurna studio in Hyderabad, where the film’s final program was completed in November 2020.