Devbrat Patnaik

Mumbai: Millions of fans desperate to see the mighty Bhallaladeva on screen again will have to wait for some more time. The Rana Daggubati-Pulkit Samrat starrer 'Haathi Mere Saathi' has been postponed. The big-ticket trilingual adventure drama will now hit theatres just before Holi on March 26.

Confirming the new release date, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Wednesday: "RELEASE DATE FINALIZED... #HaathiMereSaathi - starring #RanaDaggubati, #ShriyaPilgaonkar, #ZoyaHussain and #PulkitSamrat - to release in *cinemas* on 26 March 2021... Directed by Prabhu Solomon... Produced by Eros Motion Pictures... In #Hindi, #Telugu and #Tamil."

The film was earlier slated to release on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in January this year.

Haathi Mere Saathi tackles the issue of global warming and deforestation that impact wildlife and human population, and is directed by Prabhu Solomon.

The Hindi version of the film also features Zoya Hussain, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Paras Arora, Ankit Sagar and Tinnu Anand.

In another news for the movie buffs, Rana Daggubati recently confirmed that he will join co-star Pawan Kalyan in the Telugu remake of the Malayalam hit, Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

"The epic journey begins today! We welcome the Mighty Bhallaladeva @RanaDaggubati to join our Powerstar @PawanKalyan garu for our Production No 12," read a tweet on Sithara Entertainments official Twitter handle.

A small video was also released welcoming Rana. The film will be directed by Saagar K Chandra and produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi. Thaman will compose music and the shooting is expected to begin soon.