Indian film star Deepika Padukone, who is all set to grace the silver screen with the highly-anticipated movie “Project K,” will not be part of the film’s launch at the prestigious San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) due to the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) in the United States.
Deepika Padukone, also a member of SAG-AFTRA, has decided to stand in solidarity with the Hollywood actors union during the strike, resulting in her absence from the Comic-Con event. The strike guidelines strictly prohibit actors from providing promotional or publicity services, including appearances at conventions like SDCC.
An industry insider revealed, “With the SAG-AFTRA strike underway, the union has specified that actors cannot provide promotional or publicity services. ‘That extends to appearances at conventions, such as the San Diego Comic-Con. Accordingly, as a member of SAG-AFTRA and in line with their membership regulations, Deepika Padukone will not be attending.”
Project K, a multilingual movie directed by Nag Ashwin, holds significant importance as it will be the first-ever Indian film to debut at the iconic San Diego Comic-Con. The film’s production banner Vyjayanthi Movies plans to host conversations and performances during the event, offering a unique glimpse into “India’s vibrant culture and awe-inspiring world of science fiction.”
The star-studded cast of Project K includes the charismatic Prabhas, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, the talented Disha Patani, and the captivating Deepika Padukone herself. The film has garnered immense attention and anticipation, making it one of the most awaited releases in the Indian film industry.
As Project K’s debut at San Diego Comic-Con draws near, fans worldwide eagerly await the captivating experience that this groundbreaking Indian film will deliver. The film promises to redefine the boundaries of Indian cinema and captivate audiences with its unique blend of Indian culture and science fiction elements.