Suddenly out of the blue, Chennai city and suburb theaters have stopped the advance booking of Ilayathalapathy Vijay`s Thalaivaa from today (Aug 7) morning.
The theaters unofficially say that they have received threats from "unknown sources" regarding possible violence, if Thalaivaa is screened.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay in a press release has said that the film has nothing to do with politics. Says a peeved Vijay: “It`s a complete family entertainer with all the necessary ingredients including romance, action and comedy. It is not a political film as some miscreants claim nor is it targetting any political group or individual. Kindly do not believe these rumors."
Meanwhile, there is an uncertainty over the release and a meeting of trade bodies including producers of the film and exhibitors are taking place at the moment to sort out the issue. A clear picture is expected to emerge by evening.