01/07/2016 1:41 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Release Date For Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' Pushed To 22 July: Reports

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Special flights for Rajinikanth fans who want to watch his upcoming film Kabali's first day, first show in Chennai have been announced but the release date for the film is still uncertain.

According to a report in The Hindu, rumours have been doing the rounds in social media that Kabali's release date has been pushed from 15 July to 22 July.

“The film is yet to be certified by the Central Board of Film Certification. But even before that, contests and release dates are being announced — that is against the rules. We can only decide on the release date after the film has been officially certified,” a source from the production house told The Hindu.

On Thursday, AirAsia India, the official airline partner for Kabali, unveiled its new re-branded aircraft featuring a livery dedicated to the upcoming movie and Rajnikanth fans.

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Another source told IANS: "The exact reason is still unknown but the makers are most likely to push the release by a week. The film will now release on 22 July. As soon as the censor is done, the makers will officially announce the release date."

Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the film features Rajinikanth as a don who fights for Tamils in Malaysia.

Also starring Radhika Apte, Kishore, Kalaiarasan, Dinesh, Ritwika, Dhansikaa and Winston Chao, the film is expected to be released in over 2,000 screens worldwide.

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