July 21, 2024

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Nag Ashwin’s Kalki 2898 AD – starring Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan in pivotal roles, is undoubtedly one one the most anticipated films of the year. However, a latest report suggests fans will have to wait a while longer to see it on the big screen. The reason? The dystopian film – which is scheduled to release on May 9, is likely being postponed due to the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Kalki 2898 AD to release on May 30?

A recent ETimes report claims Kalki 2898 AD will be released on May 30 owing to the upcoming Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Lok Sabha elections that will be held in the South Indian states on May 13. Owing to this, the makers have decided to postpone the film’s release by a couple of weeks to ensure a smooth run in the theatres.

The report further noted that this move will also help the Prabhas film in the global market as the Hollywood film The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is also slated for release on May 9. The website claimed that the makers have begun informing distributors about the change in the film’s release date. However, an official announcement of the same is awaited from the makers despite the speculation making the rounds.

A source in the know told Hindustan Times, “It’s not true that a release date has been finalised because the makers are still discussing when the film should be released. While it’s true that the elections have put a wrench in the plans, no one has a clear idea of when the film will be released. When there’s clarity, the makers will make the announcement themselves.”

About Kalki 2898 AD

Directed by Nag Ashwin, Kalki 2898 AD is a epic science-fiction dystopian film starring Prabhas in the lead role. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani and others in prominent roles. Being made on a budget of Rs 600 crore, the film was initially aiming for a 2022 release before being scheduled to release in January 2024. The release was then pushed to May 9 and now reports claims it will hit screens on May 30.

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