Nikhil Siddharth is one of the fewest actors who established himself in Tollywood without any big background and support. He selected novel scripts and put in crowd-pleasing performances to stay in contention over the years. Now, he is awaiting the release of his upcoming thriller film Karthikeya 2 which is gearing up for release on August 12th.
Karthikeya 2, a sequel to his 2014 runaway hit, was initially scheduled for release on July 22nd but was pushed to August as Dil Raju’s production Thank You arrived on the same date. In a recent media interaction, Nikhil revealed that they were forced to postpone the film fearing the non-availability of theatres if they release it on July 22nd. He also disclosed that they were again threatened to not have enough screens if they don’t move to October or November.
Nikhil revealed the emotional struggle he faced for the first time in his career because of the conspiracy behind this film. He didn’t name who has been doing all this but divulged that they were forced to postpone the film to accommodate other films.
There is talk in industry circles that it might be Dil Raju who forced the makers of Karthikeya 2 to postpone their film indefinitely just to give a solo release to Thank You at the box office.