Aascar Ravichandran has confirmed the much-awaited release date of Ai yesterday in a private screening of trailer and songs held for Telugu journalists in Chennai. The film will release on October 22 for Diwali. Earlier, Vijay – AR Murugadoss’s Kaththi and Vishal – Hari’s Poojai announced that they will clash at the box-office for Diwali. Will it be Kaththi vs Ai vs Poojai? Trade sources say it is unlikely and either Kaththi or Poojai will eventually release and the other will get postponed.
The audio launch of Ai is scheduled on September 15th in Nehru Indoor Stadium with Arnold Schwarzenegger as chief guest. Likewise, Jackie Chan is expected to grace the Telugu audio launch, which will happen after September 15th. Aascar Ravichandran is eyeing 3000 screens worldwide including all the dubbed versions. Meanwhile, the film will have a never-seen-before release for an Indian film in China and the logistics for the same are being worked out.