"(I) pushed the release of 'Lakshmi' by a few weeks to get censor feedback. We're back on track. (I) Will make the announcement in a few days," Kukunoor posted on microblogging site Twitter on Saturday.
"Lakshmi" narrates the story of a 13-year-old girl who is kidnapped and sold into prostitution.
It recently won the Audience Award for best narrative feature, based on viewers' votes at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.