Vikram's 'Cobra' Shoot Cancelled Midway In Russia Due To Coronavirus Scare

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Vikram's upcoming film Cobra's shoot had to be cancelled midway that was happening in Russia because of Coronavirus scare. Read more to know about it.

Written By Rohan Patil | Mumbai | Updated On:

World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. People all over the world are concerned about their safety as the Coronavirus continues to spread.

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Several businesses, along with the global film industry has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Several shooting schedules had to be cancelled in countries most susceptible to or affected by Coronavirus. One such film that is affected by it is Vikram-starrer Cobra. The movie is one of the many films that had to stop its abroad shooting schedule midway due to the Coronavirus outbreak. After the shooting stopped in Russia, the team had to fly back to India. This move comes after as the Government of India has issued a revised travel advisory in the wake of Coronavirus scare.

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The movie Cobra is being directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu. Speaking about the shooting being stopped midway, the director posted a disheartened tweet. In his tweet, he said that "Corona attack for #Cobra Packing up the shoot in Russia halfway due to the travel ban rules by Indian Goverenment!! Pongaya neengalum Unga corona vum!!" Check his tweet here.

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Cobra is Vikram’s 58th film. The film is titled as Cobra because it has a connection with Vikram’s character from the film. The makers released a motion poster of the film in December last year. Director Ajay Gnanamuthu had earlier opened up about Vikram’s character in a media interaction. He said that Vikram’s character and the title Cobra has a link and he won't be giving out more details about the film. He also mentioned that the film is being made in Tamil. Telugu and Hindi and therefore they needed a title that would work in all languages, so they finalised Cobra.



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