Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘RRR’ to be postponed over COVID-19 fears?

Telugu film ‘RRR’, which stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead, along with Bollywood stars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt, is scheduled to roll out globally on January 7 across different languages, including Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

The fear of the Omicron variant has struck the entertainment business in India once again with rumours abound that the much-anticipated ‘RRR’, directed by SS Rajamouli, will probably be postponed yet again as several states across the country introduce restrictions following the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The period movie is a fictional story about two Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.

SS Rajamouli and the team of ‘RRR’ had requested multiple film producers – from Bheemla Nayak to F3 and Sarkaru Vaari Paata – to delay their release to make way for ‘RRR’,” a trade source was quoted as saying. “The team was of the belief that a film made on a budget as huge as ‘RRR’ wanted to make the most during the festive season of Pongal and Sankranti [celebrated in January]. All the producers were gracious enough to delay the film to make way for ‘RRR’