In an official press statement sent by Vishal’s publicist Johnson, it was mentioned that the actor is skipping the audio launch of Abhimanyudu, Telugu version of Irumbu Thirai as he wants to respect the Tamil people’s sentiment in the Sterlite protest. Following is official statement from actor Vishal’s publicist.
“Actor Vishal was supposed to attend the audio launch of ‘Abhimanyudu’ (Telugu version of Irumbu Thirai) tomorrow (May 25) in Hyderabad. With the film receiving good response out here in Tamil, the expectations have been pretty much greater out there in Telugu territories as well. But, Vishal has decided not to attend the audio launch and other promotional activities due to the ongoing Thoothukudi crisis that is at critical stage now. Producer Hari, who is releasing the Telugu version has mentioned that Vishal has made this decision in respect to the innocent victims, who are suffering for a good cause. He has said that his production team respects his decision and extends the support in all means. However, the film will be hitting screens on June 1st as planned earlier”, read the statement.