He cited the ongoing pandemic and personal issues of the film’s director, Sashi Kiran Tikka, as the reason.
Wanted to do a national event for this national film in Mumbai in a big way.
Slight change of plans 🙂 Will keep you updated.A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Eppudu occhaam anadhi kaadhu annaya…Bullet….(well you get the idea) 🤗
— Adivi Sesh (@AdiviSesh) March 25, 2021
“Wanted to do a national event for this national film in Mumbai in a big way. Slight change of plans. Will keep you updated,” he wrote on Twitter.
The new release date is yet to be announced.
This announcement comes in the wake of Maharashtra witnessing a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. According to the data provided by the state health department, on Thursday Mumbai recorded 5,504 new infections, the highest daily count since the pandemic began.
The teaser’s release date was also postponed after the director’s father, Suryanarayana Tikka, died. On March 23, Adivi took to Twitter and said that Tikka’s father had breathed his last. He shared a photo of him and wrote that he and the team were “devastated”.
The film, which will be simultaneously releasing in Telugu and Hindi, is based on the life of late Major Unnikrishnan, who was leading the National Security Guard Commandos during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008. He was martyred while in action at the Taj Palace Hotel. He was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, on January 26, 2009.
The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was a series of 12 coordinated shootings and bombing attacks by members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, an extremist Islamist organisation based in Pakistan, that lasted for over 72 hours across several places in Mumbai, including the iconic Taj Palace Hotel.
Produced by Sony Pictures Films India in association with Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies, Major is slated to release on July 2. The film also stars Sobhita Dhulipala and Saiee Manjrekar.