Ponniyin Selvan 1: Canada Theatre owners receive threats ahead of Aishwarya Rai’s film release

Image Source : TWITTER/@JAPPAN_PAAPI Ponniyin Selvan 1

Ponniyin Selvan 1: A few days ahead of its world premiere, Aishwarya Rai starrer has been threatened by local fringe groups in Canada. As cinema owners in some cities of Canada prepare for the release of Mani Ratnam’s directorial, several have received threats against screenings. KW Talkies, who is the overseas distributor of ‘Ponniyin Selvan Part 1’ in Canada took to Twitter on Thursday and wrote, “#BookingMonday updates! I have updates from Hamilton, Kitchener and London. All the theatre owners have been threatened with attacks if they play PS1 Tamil or any movie from KW Talkies. Let’s see how other places fare. #PS1TamilInCineplex #PS1TamilInLandmark.”

The distributors also attached a screenshot of a warning e-mail which read – “Warning to theatre owners and workers, if you are planning to play the movie’s from organized criminal KW Talkies Saleem, especially movie PS1 and Chup. We will tear up all your screen and release toxicity in the area and a few of your employees will end up in the hospital. We will not only be targeting this Indian movie, but we continue to attack other blockbuster English movies. We will continue to do so till you stop playing movies from Kw Talkies people. Christmas is not far away, we will be targeting all big hit movies both English and Indian. Learn from the landmark movie theatres, they stop movies to protect themselves. This will be an only warning…”

While the reason for the threat isn’t clear yet, it’s important to note here that this is not the first time the threat has been issued against a south Indian film. Take a look

Previously, the Malayalam film ‘Kurup’, starring Dulquer Salmaan, had a similar predicament in Ontario. The number of screens showing ‘Kurup’ at two Cineplex locations in Richmond Hill and Oakville had been slashed. Also Read: Ponniyin Selvan I FIRST review: Mani Ratnam’s cinematic saga driven by terrific performance from Vikram

About Ponniyin Selvan 1

The film is a cinematic adaptation of author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Tamil novel of the same name which was released in the form of a series during the 1950s. It marks the third collaboration of Aishwarya with south actor Vikram after their critically acclaimed film ‘Raavan’ in 2010. In the film, Aishwarya will be seen in dual roles. 

She will play queen Nandini, the princess of Pazhuvoor, who is on a mission to seek vengeance, as well as Mandakini Devi in the historical drama. Apart from Aishwarya, the film also stars an ensemble cast of south actors Vikram, Trisha Krishnan Karthik Sivakumar and Jayam Ravi. The AR Rahman musical is all set to hit the theatres on September 30, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. The big-budget period film will be released in multiple parts. ALSO READ: Naane Varuvean FIRST review: Dhanush steals the show twice over in double role

(With ANI inputs)

Latest Entertainment News

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Entertainment News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! TechAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More