Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is all set to unveil his much-anticipated film, “The Vaccine War,” in theaters soon. However, he recently revealed that he faced trolling and abuse when he initially announced the movie’s release date, which was originally set to clash with Prabhas’ “Salaar.”
Vivek Agnihotri shared his experience, saying, ” The Vaccine War is a small film with no stars, made at Rs 12.5 crore budget. Another film, Salaar, was coming. A huge Rs 300 crore film. Their fans were abusing, trolling me, isko bhagao, nahi aana chaiye… Bhaag koi aur gaya.'”
“The Vaccine War” is being touted as India’s first-ever bio-science film and features Nana Patekar in the role of the head scientist leading a team in their quest to develop India’s first Covid-19 vaccine. The movie also boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Anupam Kher, Raima Sen, Sapthami Gowda, and Pallavi Joshi.
Initially slated to clash with Prabhas’ “Salaar,” it was reported that “Salaar” has now pushed its release date to December.
In a previous interview with Hindustan Times, Vivek Agnihotri emphasized that he values audience reactions more than box office numbers. He stated, “For me, if even one girl gets inspired by my film to become a virologist, I’ll consider my film successful. We’ve shown it to 5,000 people in the US so far. They’ve cried, laughed, felt proud, they came out and hugged us and thanked us for making this film. Now, how people react to it in India will be a litmus test. I care about reactions of people; I don’t care about the box office.”
“The Vaccine War” is scheduled to hit theaters on September 28, offering a unique blend of science and storytelling for audiences to experience.