The much awaited film of the year SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' is released worldwide now, but what was exactly planned by the makers was a grand event in the city of Mumbai with the who's who of Bollywood attending it. The invites were ready, the stage was set and the preparations were almost done but as a note of respect to veteran actor Vinod Khanna due to his sudden demise, the event got cancelled.
Some pictures went viral on the internet today which showed the preparations that were planned for the big event. Large sets along with some of the epic properties were replicated from the film itself. We can say that in a way a mini set of the film was erected in the city.
Filmmaker Karan Johar announced the cancellation of the event on his Twitter handle by tweeting, "As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight...." He also mentioned that, "All exhibitor and press screenings of #Baahubali have been cancelled today...informing everyone as it's impossible to personally reach out."
A joint statement from Karan Johar reads, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved, the legendary Vinod Khanna. The demise has come as a huge shock to all of us. As a mark of respect for our dearly departed, the premiere event of Baahubali: The Conclusion is now cancelled," the note that was signed off as "Love and remembrance, Karan Johar, SS Rajamouli and the entire team of Baahubali."
Check out the pictures here.