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No RRR teaser for Jr NTR’s birthday, Tarak regrets announcement

The makers of director SS Rajamouli's RRR has announced that they won't be releasing special teaser to mark the birthday cerebration of Jr NTR due to the COVID lockdown.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: May 18, 2020 6:00:53 pm
RRR Motion Poster Jr NTR in RRR Motion Poster.

The COVID pandemic crisis and extended lockdown have thrown a wrench into the plans of the makers of Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR). The team of the upcoming movie on Monday released a statement asking fans to not expect a character poster or teaser on the occasion of Jr NTR’s birthday.

“As the lockdown gets extended time and again, work has come to a dead stop. And though we tried our best, we couldn’t finish work on a glimpse of @tarak9999 to give you all a treat on his birthday! And so, we will not be releasing either a first look or a video on the occasion,” read the post on the film’s official Twitter handle.

“We don’t want to release something just for the sake of it and we promise that the wait will absolutely be worth it! Whenever it comes to you, be sure it will be the biggest festival for all of us! (sic),” read another tweet.

On Ram Charan’s birthday on March 27, the filmmakers had managed to release a teaser introducing Charan’s character, Alluri Sitarama Raju.

RRR teaser: Ram Charan is fully ripped as Alluri Sitarama Raju

Many expected a similar announcement on Tarak’s birthday, which is on May 20. The latest update will, indeed, cause massive disappoint to fans.

Tarak also issued a statement expressing his regret while noting that he understands the disappointment of hos fans. “I am also aware that many of you are disappointed about the lack of a first look or a teaser from RRR. Believe me when I say that the team is as disappointed as you are,” he said/

“They have worked extremely hard and tried to come up with something worthy of the film. But social distancing guidelines and restrictions prevented the team from getting it done,” he added.

RRR is set in the backdrop of 1920 India when it was ruled by the British. Director SS Rajamouli has co-written this movie along with his father KV Vijayendra Prasad, imagining what would have happened if Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr NTR) had met at some point in time and became friends.

The movie was earlier slated to release on July 30, 2020. However, several delays during the production made it impossible for the filmmakers to stick to the original release date. It was later announced that RRR will open in cinemas on January 8, 2021. And that was before the world went into a lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. It remains to be seen, whether Rajamouli and his team will manage to finish the movie in time.

RRR also stars Ajay Devgan, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody.

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