In what will come as shocking news to Tamil cinema fans everywhere, the much-awaited Leo audio launch event has been canceled, the team of the 'Thalapathy' Vijay-starrer announced on social media on Tuesday night, September 26. Earlier reports stated that the audio release function of the highly-anticipated film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj was well on track to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on September 30 but has now been called off in view of a huge demand for the event passes and safety reasons. The Leo team has further informed that they will keep fans updated on a frequent basis while adding that the decision to call off the audio launch event at the last moment was not due to political pressure or any other reasons.
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…— Seven Screen Studio (@7screenstudio) September 26, 2023
'Thalapathy' Vijay's manager Jagadish Palanisamy also shared the news on X writing that the decision to not conduct the Leo audio launch has been a hard one while expressing that they too are as disappointed as every fan. Reposting the team's statement, he said, "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 safety of the guests" (sic). As disheartening as this latest update about the Leo audio launch will come to Vijay's fans everywhere, we can expect the demand and the pressure for the opening day tickets to skyrocket when the film opens in cinemas on October 19.
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
There have been massive expectations surrounding Leo ever since it was revealed that Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj were joining hands for the second time after their blockbuster, Master (2021). A lot was expected from fans in regard to the Leo audio launch, including 'Thalapathy' Vijay's speech, followed by the rest of the cast sharing their experiences on working in the film, with many also looking forward to an explosive live performance by composer 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander. Vijay will be seen in Leo alongside Trisha, who is cast as the female lead, with Sanjay Dutt playing the villain, and Arjun, Mysskin, Gautham Menon, Mansoor Ali Khan, Priya Anand, Sandy master, Mathew Thomas, among others, appearing in key roles.