Kochadaiiyaan co-producer: Unfortunately we are not ready to release the film this Friday

The release date of the much-awaited Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiiyaan has been pushed ahead once again

The team was racing against time, says its co-producer Murali Manohar.

Kochadaiiyaan was due to release on Friday, but it has now been rescheduled to hit the screens on May 23. When asked to explain the unexpected turn of events, Manohar said: “Yes, unfortunately we are not ready to release the film this Friday. We were racing against time.”

The news, though a big blow to eager Rajinikanth fans, comes as welcome respite to the six other Hindi releases this week – Hawaa Hawaai, Khwabb, Mastram, Koyelaanchal, Manjunath and Yeh Hai Bakrapur.