Thursday, May 28, 2015
The audio album of ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’ was supposed to be released on May 31st, at a grand audio launch in Hyderabad. However, the event has now been re-scheduled due to security reasons and a new date will be announced soon.
The massive turnout expected at the venue, led to the issue. Police officials cited unfortunate events that took place at the audio launch functions of ‘Gopala Gopala’, ‘Baadshah’ and ‘Mirchi’ and requested the organisers to proceed with a markedly reduced fan count.
As the production unit did not want to disappoint the huge number of fans who were expected to turn up, the event has now been re-scheduled. Team Baahubali is thankful for the support extended by fans and movie lovers.
Here's what Rajamouli had to say about the reschedule:
As you all know, the original plan was to release the trailer and the audio for the film on 31st of May... We also wanted to have a press meet and update everyone on the progress of the film on the 30th before the function. Unfortunately, some security issues have come up regarding the Audio Function. Initially, everything was going according to plan – we had the necessary police permissions and figured out the logistics of how to enter the venue, how to exit, where to park, etc. But late last evening, due to the increasing number of fans expected to attend the function, the police informed us that they have reservations about going ahead with the event at Hitex grounds. Because of several incidences that occurred at various other functions, the police team were concerned about the safety of the people in attendance. They gave us permission to go ahead with the event if the number of people expected can be limited – but the entire team didn’t agree with this plan. After supporting us for years, we did not feel that leaving some fans out of the function is the right thing to do. We decided that the disappointment we would feel if we excluded some fans would be worse than what we would feel if we postponed the event. We are already working on finding a solution and will be announcing the re-scheduled date of the Audio Launch very soon. We called this press meet to apologize to all our fans and request you all to bear with us just for a little longer. We still don’t have full clarity on how to fix this problem, but we will definitely find a solution where we can include all our fans in theBaahubali Audio celebrations. Thank you all for your patience.