Anushka Shetty and Madhavan starrer Nishabdham/Silence is among the bigger releases of the year, in terms of sheer expectations. The multilingual crime-thriller that was earlier slated for release on April 2 has been indefinitely postponed owing to the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide.
Amidst this, rumours were rife that the film is set to release on their partner OTT platform, Amazon Prime, to cover losses incurred by the makers, Kona Film Corporation and People Media Factory, due to the delay in release. It was also rumoured that in order to release the film on the digital platform, the lead actor Anushka had to give the nod, which she was refusing to.
On Tuesday afternoon, the makers of the thriller put out a statement asking people to not believe any baseless rumours and that they would announce any sort of development in the project officially.
The statement read, “From the day one of shoot till date, our stars & technicians have been pillars of support to us through good & bad times, especially Anushka Shetty garu. Please do not believe in any baseless rumours you come across. If there is any major development, we shall announce it officially (sic).”
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— People Media Factory (@peoplemediafcy) April 21, 2020
The film helmed by Hemanth Madhukar will see Anushka playing Sakshi, an artist who is mute, and Madhavan playing ‘Anthony’, a celebrity musician. The pair will be seen together for the second time after their 2006 Tamil action-comedy flick Rendu.
Nishabdam’s cast includes Anjali, Shalini Pandey, Subbaraju, Srinivas Avasarala, and Kill Bill fame Michael Madsen. Gopi Sunder has composed music and Shaneil Deo has done the cinematography with Prawin Pudi on the edit. The film also comprises technicians from Hollywood and has been shot extensively in Seattle, USA.
Recently, the makers also celebrated 15 years of Anushka in the film industry in a grand manner. The event saw several personalities from the Telugu film fraternity in attendance including directors Puri Jagannadh, SS Rajamouli, Raghavendra Rao K, actor Rana Daggubati, actor-producer Charmme Kaur and several others. Videos of fans wishing the actor on her journey were also screened at the event.
Nishabdham will release in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and English this year. The trailer of the film dropped last month and has garnered over 6.8 million views.
Watch the Telugu trailer of Nishabdham/Silence here: