Following the bombshell press release from the E4 Entertainment who produced the film “Varma”, now the director has released a press release which even more shocking. In his press release Bala said that he is the one who initially said that he is relieving from the project not the other way around.
In his press release Bala said “” I’m forced to release this explanation due to the false statement from the producer of ‘Varmaa’ In order to safeguard creative freedom, it was my own decision to relieve myself from the project. Please find the agreement initiated by me and the producer on Jan 22, 2019, along with this.
Considering Dhruv Vikram’s future, I would like to end this here.”
Here’s the pictures of the agreement that is mentioned in Bala’s press release :
The statement follows producers E4 Entertainment announcement on Thursday that they will not release Varmaa helmed by Bala. The production house said they were not happy with Varmaa’s first copy provided by Bala’s B Studios, and therefore the entire film will be re-shot with new cast and crew including the director. They, however, added Dhruv Vikram will continue to play the male lead.
Dhruv Vikram, son of ace actor Vikram, will be making his acting debut with Varma, the Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. The Tamil version, which is helmed by director Bala, has Megha Chowdhury, Eswari Rao and Raiza Wilson in pivotal roles.
The Tamil teaser of the much-anticipated film Varma was unveiled on September 23. While Dhruv reprises the role of Vijay Deverakonda, Megha chosen to do Shalini Pandey’s role in the Tamil remake.
This is first time in Tamil cinema ever to happen. We have seen Kamal Haasan’s Maruthanayagam dropped due to the lack of budget and Selvaraghavan’s many projects shelved due to various reasons but planning to make a whole new movie again which is already completed is first of its kind controversy that Tamil audience witnessing.
Though ‘Arjun Reddy’ turned out to be a superhit, during the time of its release, the movie was also deemed misogynistic and castist where a guy from upper caste keeps controlling ‘his girl’ and occasionally hits her too, all in the name of ‘love’.
According to some news websites, the production house doing talks with filmmakers such as Gautham menon and Alphonse Puthren to re-shoot the movie where as late ace actress Sri Devi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor is in talks to do the female lead role.
Check out some of the reactions for Bala’s press release :
I don’t know wht made Bala took this serious.there s no creativity of his involved.its just remake of the original created by some one.
— Annakkavur Kesavan (@AnnakkavurKesav) February 9, 2019
Something is hidden…not satisfied statement but we are looking for chiyaan Vikram’s statement… feeling so sad for Bala..#cvf
— mimi (@SarmisthaSinh19) February 9, 2019
Not a good move
— JOHNSON RAMADOSS (@ramajohn) February 9, 2019
— SHIVARAM – TUNIQUE (@Asli_Shivaram) February 9, 2019
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