Leo audio launch CANCELLED: Makers of Thalapathy Vijay-Lokesh Kanagaraj’s actioner release official statement

The highly anticipated Leo audio launch event is now officially cancelled. The makers of Thalapathy Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj's film confirmed the reports with an official statement.

Updated on Sep 27, 2023   |  04:58 AM IST  |  225.1K
Leo, Thalapathy Vijay, Lokesh Kanagaraj
Thalapathy Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj on the sets of Leo (Credits: Twitter)
Key Highlight
  • The much-awaited Leo audio launch event is now officially cancelled
  • The makers of Thalapathy Vijay's film announced the update with an official statement
  • The makers also confirmed that the decision was not taken under any 'political pressure'

Leo, the highly anticipated mass action film which stars Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role, is gearing up for a grand theatrical release, this October. The project marks Tamil cinema's biggest crowd-puller's second collaboration with the talented filmmaker, Lokesh Kanagaraj, after the massive success of the 2021-released film, Master.

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Earlier, it was confirmed that the makers of Leo are planning to conduct a star-studded audio launch event for the Thalapathy Vijay starrer, at the Nehru indoor stadium in Chennai, on September 30, Sunday. It was also confirmed that along with Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj, the entire star cast and crew members of the film will attend the event. But sadly, now the much-awaited event has been canceled.

Leo audio launch is canceled

The makers of Leo recently took to the official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the production banner Seven Screen Studio and confirmed that the audio launch of the Thalapathy Vijay starrer has been canceled. However, the production team insisted that the decision had nothing to do with 'political pressure' as the rumor mills suggest. 

"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," reads the official statement of Leo makers. 

Have a look at Seven Screen Studios' post, below:

Thalapathy Vijay fans express disappointment

The fans of Thalapathy Vijay and Tamil cine-goers, who have been eagerly waiting for the Leo audio launch, and most importantly, the signature speech of the leading man, are totally disappointed with the new update. The film fanatics have been expressing their deep disappointment over the makers' decision to cancel the event, on social media. Some others, however, are extending support to Vijay, the director Lokesh Kanagaraj, and the makers, and believe that this move is clearly a part of the ongoing political powerplay. 


About Leo

The project, which is a part of LCU (Lokesh Cinematic Universe), the action movie universe created by director Lokesh Kanagaraj, reportedly stars Thalapathy Vijay in the titular role. Trisha Krishnan is playing the female lead opposite Vijay in Leo, which features Sanjay Dutt as the antagonist. The project features Arjun Sarja, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Anurag Kashyap, Mansoor Ali Khan, Priya Anand, and others in the supporting roles. Anirudh Ravichander has composed songs and the original score for the movie. 

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Lokesh Kanagaraj integrates LEO in LCU; Thalaivar 171 to be a standalone film

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Credits: Seven Screen Studio, Lokesh Kanagaraj Twitter
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