Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Varanam Aayiram exceeds budget, producer complaint

Producer Oscar Ravichandiran has complained against director Gautham Menon for exceeding the budget of their forthcomming movie Vaaranam Aayiram. Vaaranam Aayiram is the movie directed by Goutham Menon with Surya, Sameera Reddy and Divya in the lead roles and produced by Oscar Films, V.Ravichandran.

Initially the buget of the movie was fixed to 10.5 crores. But after the shooting proceeded director Gautham Vasudeva Menon refused to proceed further without an additional 3.5 crores and now the budget is at 14 crores.

Hence the producer has lodged a complaint in Producers’ Council against the director. He has said that he has difficulting getting the 3.5 crore extra demanded by the director. But sources in the movie crew are of the opinion that the movie should release without any problems. The issue with the extra money has been sorted out. They had problem obtaining shooting permission in various places which led to the extra cost. Now the movie is going to continue shooting in Delhi, Varanasi and Malaysia.

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