is rumored that Mahesh Babu has some bias towards the directors
and neglects the producers in the process. In the past Burugapally
Siva Rama Krishna and Rama Lingeswara Rao alleged that Mahesh Babu
encouraged the directors YVS Chowdary and Krishna Vamsi to spend
as much money as they want till the maximum effect is achieved for
the films Yuvaraju and Murari respectively. Producers have their
own economics and they budget the film as per their estimations.
But due to the spendthrift nature of directors, the films exceeded
the budget and the producers were forced to release the film in
deficit. Senior producers like Aswini Dutt, Burugapally Siva Rama
Krishna and Rama Lingeswara Rao did not organize 100 days function
for their films with Mahesh Babu for the same reason.
are three incidents in which Mahesh Babu avoided the producers and
sided with the directors.
- KS Rama Rao
was supposed to produce the Mahesh Babu film in the direction
of Jayant. But the director-hero duo changed the subject of the
film from love story to cowboy genre film and avoided KS Rama
Rao. That's how Takkari Donga was born.
- AM Ratnam
and SJ Surya approached Mahesh Babu to narrate the story of 'New'.
But Mahesh Babu later on avoided AM Ratnam and announced the project
'New' with SJ Surya, which would be produced by Mahesh Babu's
Kishore went to Mahesh Babu with a film to be directed by Trivikram
Srinivas. Here again Mahesh Babu sided with Trivikram Srinivas
and replaced the producer with Ramesh Babu and announced this
film on 'Indira Creatives' banner.
might have his own reservations and aversions to work in films with
senior producers. He might be right in his own way. But this kind
of treatment apportioned to the senior producers is causing resentment
for him in the industry.
In a bid to
vent their anger and frustration, these producers are announcing
projects with Jr. NTR, who is projected as the possible potential
contender for Mahesh Babu. And all the senior producers are pleased
with the kind of respect Jr. NTR bestows on them. Jr. NTR personally
visits all the senior producers at regular intervals to seek their
blessings and to request them to produce a film with him as hero.
In this age, where the producers are merely treated as the suitcase
carrying cashiers, this kind of 'chittam mahaprabho!' treatment
by Jr. NTR is giving the producers all the kick and self-respect
they need and deserve.
KS Rama Rao
announced a film with Jr. NTR as hero in the direction of Raja Mouli
(Student No.1 fame). AM Ratnam announced another mass film 'Naga'
with Jr. NTR as hero. Aswini Dutt made 'Student No.1' with Jr. NTR.
Burugapally Siva Rama Krishna is also planning a film with NTR.
As Mahesh Babu
gives raw deal to the producers, Jr. NTR invites them with golden
platter. 'Is mahesh babu's loss Jr. NTR's gain?? Only time will
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