The much-anticipated Bollywood film "Animal," starring Ranbir Kapoor, has not seen the light due to a lack of censor clearance on its global premiere.
Kibria Films, the production company behind the film, expressed disappointment over the initial challenges in obtaining the necessary clearance from authorities.
Kamal Mohammad Kibria Lipu, the managing director of Kibria Films, revealed, "Despite receiving the import permit, we faced difficulties in securing the necessary paperwork, including the censor certificate."
However, in a recent statement, Kibria Films assured fans that if all goes well, the movie will be released across cinemas in the country next week.
Meanwhile, amid the uncertainty, advance tickets for "Animal" have already been made available in some cinemas across the country. The release dates mentioned on these tickets remain unchanged, with no indication of any further delays, as communicated by the management.
Kibria Lipu, extending his apologies to the audience and film enthusiasts, said, "We had hoped to release the film on the same day as in Bollywood. However, that did not materialize. I sincerely apologize to the audience. We have witnessed tremendous excitement for the movie here."
Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming response from the audience, Lipu added, "I seek forgiveness from them. With the support of the owners and the enthusiasm of the audience, we will be able to release the film next week." "Animal," featuring Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, has garnered significant attention since the release of its trailer. Despite the initial hurdles, the film has been successfully released in India and other countries.