In a surprise development, the audio launch event for Thalapathy Vijay's Leo has been cancelled.
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In a shocking turn of events, the producers of Leo, starring Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay, have cancelled the much-awaited audio release event.
Earlier, the event was expected to take place on September 30 at Nehru Stadium. On Tuesday night, Seven Screen Studio, the producers, tweeted the news and cited the "overwhelming request for passes" as the reason for cancellation. "Considering overflowing passes requests & safety constraints, we have decided not to conduct the Leo Audio Launch. In respect of the fans' wishes, we will keep you engaged with frequent updates. P.S. As many would imagine, this is not due to political pressure or any other reasons," the producers tweeted.
Leo producers under political pressure
These recent developments followed earlier denials by the producers regarding political interventions in the ground-level promotions of Leo in Tamil Nadu.
Rumours had circulated about Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin allegedly exerting political pressure on the producers and obstructing the event at Chennai's Nehru Stadium.
Udhayanidhi, who also owns Red Giant Movies, faced accusations of using state influence to secure lucrative deals from the Leo producers. Seven Screen Studio swiftly responded with a clarification, refuting the rumours.
A big disappointment to fans
For fans of Vijay, the audio release events are very special. Vijay is notorious for avoiding media interactions. He hasn't given an interview or participated in a press meet for many years now. The audio release events are the only place where they get to see Vijay addressing his fans, sharing insights into his career and personal life, and inspiring them with short anecdotes.
These events have always played a pivotal role in Vijay's promotional activities, making the cancellation of the Leo audio launch a major disappointment for his fans, who were eagerly looking forward to it.