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Ahead of Leo release, Lokesh Kanagaraj hikes to Tirumala temple with tight security

Leo director Lokesh Kanagaraj visits Tirumala temple along with his friends, including filmmaker Rathna Kumar. 

Ahead of Leo release, Lokesh Kanagaraj hikes to Tirumala temple with tight security
Lokesh Kanagaraj at Tirumala

Last Updated: 09.24 AM, Oct 12, 2023


Filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj has made it a ritual of sorts to visit landmark temples across the country ahead of the release of his movies. With just a week left before the release of his much-awaited movie Leo, Lokesh took a pilgrimage trip to the world-famous Tirumala temple. 

Lokesh was accompanied by his friends, including filmmaker Rathna Kumar, who has also co-written Leo. Rathna shared the video of himself along with Lokesh and others walking up the hill with tight security. People armed with sticks and ropes created safe parameters around the filmmakers to protect them from the possibility of attacks from wild animals. 

Earlier this year, there were instances of devotees being attacked by wild animals. A 6-year-old was found dead on the hiking trail of Tirumala. It was supposed to be the doing of a wild animal. Later, the forest officials managed to trap and capture a leopard which was suspected to be behind the recent attacks on the devotees. 

In light of the threat of wild animals, the devotees who took the pilgrimage by foot were armed with sticks. Yet, the number of devotees climbing the hill by the foot reportedly has come down following the recent incidents. 

Rantha also shared a mirror selfie with Lokesh as both were dressed in traditional attire to visit the main temple.

Leo set for grand release


In the meantime, Leo is getting ready to hit the screens soon. The movie has created quite a hype among movie-going fans across the country. It has managed to capture the attention of people despite the lack of any ground-level promotions by the producers.

Leo stars Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role. And it boasts Trisha, Sanjay Dutt, Gautham Menon, Arjun Sarja and others in the supporting cast. It's due in cinemas on October 19. 

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