Director Prem says that despite efforts by the team the title track of The Villain cannot be released for Shivanna's birthday on July 12. Replying to the demands of fans that the song should be released for Shivanna's birthday, Prem has said that "All fans are asking for the song to be released on Shivanna's birthday. But the mastering work on the song is going on in Mumbai in the combination of Arjun Janya and Eric Pillai. The song will be released at 10 am on July 14."
However Prem has also said that if the song mastering is completed before July 12 the song will be released for Shivanna's birthday itself. However it is uncertain if the song will be ready by then. Will Prem give a surprise gift on Shivanna's birthday has to be seen.