To the surprise and disappointment of not only Prabhas fans but also movie lovers, the release of “Salaar” was abruptly postponed from its initially scheduled date of September 28. The new plan is to release it in November, and this sudden change has sparked numerous speculations on social media.
Among the various theories circulating, there is a notable political rumor gaining traction. Unconfirmed sources suggest that the central government exerted pressure on the makers of “Salaar” to delay its release due to the launch of “The Vaccine War” on the same date.
Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, “The Vaccine War” is a film that commends the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021-22. The movie aims to shed light on how the BJP Government played a crucial role in saving countless lives and intends to gather support for the BJP party in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Had “Salaar” been released on the same date, it might have overshadowed “The Vaccine War.” This could have posed challenges for the Vivek Agnihotri film in making a significant impact at the box office, potentially diluting its primary objective. Therefore, it appears that the BJP government may have exerted pressure on the “Salaar” makers to postpone their release and avoid diverting attention from their own project.
While this explanation for the delay may seem far-fetched, it cannot be entirely dismissed.