Netizens Just Can’t Keep Calm After “Leo” Makers Cancelled Audio Launch!!
Written by keerthiga Published on Sep 27, 2023 | 04:48 AM IST | 146
In a sudden turn of events, the highly anticipated audio launch of Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Leo,’ scheduled for September 30, has been canceled, leaving fans in shock and disappointment. The production house, Seven Screen Studio, took to social media to make the announcement, citing overwhelming demand for tickets and safety concerns as the primary reasons for the decision. Importantly, they clarified that the cancellation was not due to any political pressure, despite speculations suggesting otherwise.
Fans of Thalapathy Vijay had been eagerly awaiting the audio launch of ‘Leo,’ an event known for the actor’s electrifying speeches and memorable moments. The cancellation news came as a rude shock to many, especially since preparations for the event were already in progress.
The production house’s official statement read, “Considering overflowing passes requests & safety constraints, we have decided not to conduct the Leo Audio Launch. In respect of the fans’ wishes, we will keep you engaged with frequent updates. P.S. As many would imagine, this is not due to political pressure or any other reasons.”
Fans, who had been gearing up for the event with great enthusiasm, expressed their disappointment on social media. Many took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their thoughts and feelings. One fan lamented, “Thanda Mangalu Audio Launch has been bringing us up without telling us that we shouldn’t be nervous all of a sudden”, “considering the extreme overflow in tickets demand and prioritising the safety of fans & people we releasing leo on direct OTT ‘ Announcement when”. This sentiment reflects the rollercoaster of emotions that fans experienced, from excitement to sudden disappointment.
Another fan expressed understanding, saying, “It is a very hard decision, and we feel the same level of disappointment as each one of the fans will go through. Despite working out various options and tremendous effort, we had to take this tough call, considering the extreme overflow in tickets demand and prioritizing the safety of the guests.”
Checkout the reactions:
It is a very hard decision and We feel the same level of disappointment as each one of the fan will go through. Despite working out various options and tremendous effort, we had to take this tough call, considering the extreme overflow in tickets demand and prioritising the… https://t.co/qqXbYrfciP
— Jagadish (@Jagadishbliss) September 26, 2023
:Dei thambi adutha padathukku AL vaippanga da
:Anney idhukku apram avar arasiyalukku poiruvarunney 😭 pic.twitter.com/BFQXAd8jQN
— agirlhasaname (@humandisaster13) September 26, 2023
— Vaan (@SavageLeeCooper) September 26, 2023
Was waiting to hear #EnNenjilKudiyirukkum from #Thalapathy @actorvijay na 🙁 As a fan, Really upset ! THALAPATHY’s movie AL was always a festival ! Will miss the celebrations, the speech, the Kutti story and all the cute moments. But I’m damn sure that @Dir_Lokesh na has cooked… https://t.co/MSGN639kZc
— அஸ்வத் (@aswathofficial) September 26, 2023
The cancellation of the audio launch has also sparked discussions among fans about the political landscape. Thalapathy Vijay’s involvement in political activities and rumors of his political entry have been making headlines for months. Some fans speculated that the ruling party, DMK, was behind the cancellation, leading to hashtags like ‘We Stand with Leo’ and ‘DMK fears Thalapathy Vijay’ trending on social media. However, the production house reiterated that the decision had no political influence.
Savukku sonnathu unmai pola ..
There is high political pressure .. In last 2 tweets they are particularly mentioning political pressure
— Dustin ツ (@Dustin_Vj) September 26, 2023
— Ajay Srinivasan (@Ajaychairman) September 26, 2023
It can't get worse than this! What safety constraints? Haven't #ThalapathyVijay films had audio launches before or audio launches at Nehru stadium? Surely, there's something else going on. One of Tamil cinema's most hyped movies and this is how you handle it? #Leo https://t.co/TN9v3lsnd8
— George 🍿🎥 (@georgeviews) September 26, 2023
'considering the extreme overflow in tickets demand and prioritising the safety of fans & people we releasing leo on direct OTT '
— சுல்தான் 🔥 (@jillu_offl) September 26, 2023
Thalapathy Vijay’s audio launch events have always held a special place in the hearts of his fans. His speeches, particularly his ‘kutti kadhai’ (small story), have resonated deeply with the audience and often gone viral. This time, fans were left wondering if he would have delivered a political speech at the event.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, reports emerged that thousands of fake audio launch passes were printed and sold at exorbitant prices, potentially posing a security risk. This revelation raised concerns that the cancellation may have been a precautionary measure to avoid any mishaps.mAs fans come to terms with the disappointment of missing Thalapathy Vijay’s audio launch speech, there is hope that the makers may release a video in which the actor addresses his fans and shares his thoughts.
‘Leo,’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is an action thriller featuring Thalapathy Vijay, Trisha, and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. The film has generated immense buzz since the release of its promo. With its theatrical release scheduled for October 19, fans can’t wait to witness the magic that ‘Leo’ promises to bring to the silver screen.
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