The release of actor Suriya’s much-awaited film Singam 3 has been postponed by a week. While many suspected it was due to demonetisation, the actual reason was revealed by the actor at a press meet on Sunday in Hyderabad.
The makers of Singam 3 decided to move the release to avoid the box office clash with Ram Charan Teja’s Dhruva, which is releasing on December 9. The Suriya-starrer was initially scheduled to hit the screens on December 16. However, the third instalment in the super cop series will now open in theatres on December 23.
Giving his best wishes to Ram Charan on his forthcoming film, Suriya said that Dhruva film crew is like a family to him. The S3 makers agreed to push back the release date by a week when the Dhruva team requested them to do so. According to reports, producer Allu Aravind wanted to keep the box office free of challenges at least for two weeks for Dhruva as it is touted to be an important film in the career of his nephew, Ram Charan.
The actor also thanked Allu Aravind for launching him in Telugu cinema with 2005 film Ghajini. S# will release in Telugu as Yamudu 3.
Now Singam 3 is set to lock horns at the box office with Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy’s Bogan, which is also scheduled to hit the screens on December 23. Interestingly, Dhruva is the remake of Tamil hit, Thani Oruvan, which also had Jayam and Arvind in the lead roles.
Suriya’s upcoming film is by far the most popular film in the Singam franchise, created by director Hari. The makers have also been aggressively promoting the film both online and offline.
The film is reportedly based on a real-life incident that unfolded in Andhra Pradesh during the NT Rama Rao government. The Tamil Nadu police were involved in solving the case.
Besides Suriya, the film also stars Anushka Shetty, Shruti Haasan and Thakur Anoop Singh in pivotal roles. The film has music from Harris Jayaraj, who has composed several memorable songs for Suriya’s films in the past.