Manoj’s ‘Okkadu Migiladu’ release pushed to October

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Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Manchu Manoj Kumar’s upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual film “Okkadu Migiladu”, which was originally slated to release in September, has been postponed to October due to post-production work.

In a Twitter chat with his fans, Manoj revealed that the film’s release has been pushed to October first week.

When asked if the film is releasing on Friday, he said: “Release pushed to October first week. Due to the post-production work.”

Manoj plays two characters in the film, directed by Ajay Nuthakki.

While he plays a Sri Lankan rebel leader in the 1990s, he will be seen as a student leader in the present day.

He gained about 20 kg to play the Sri Lankan leader.

“The role of the Sri Lankan leader required me to look huge and overweight. Hence, I gained about 20 kg. After we finished shooting that portion, I went and shot for another film called ‘Gunturodu’. In the process, I lost 10 kg to return to this project to play a student union leader,” Manoj had told IANS.

The film has captured the tension in Ceylon in the 1990s as realistically as possible.

“The film is based on an untold true story. It’s a very emotional story and focuses on the lives of those (Eelam Tamils) who die tragic deaths during that period,” he said.

–IANS

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