Director Bala, whose film Varma was dropped by the producer after it was fully made, is planning a perfect comeback. His upcoming film is likely to feature G V Prakash Kumar, with whom he had worked earlier for Naachiyar, in lead role.
As the producer of Varmaa rejected Bala’s final product, the director is said to be working hard for his next and approached GV Prakash Kumar to play the lead role in the film.
Perhaps for the first time in the history of Tamil cinema, a film which was fully completed was shelved and that was Varma. It will be reshot with a new director.
E4 Entertainment formally announced on 7 January, that the production house had decided not to release Bala-directed Varma after watching the first copy. The entire movie will be shot again.
The film is the launch vehicle of Vikram’s son Dhruv and is a remake of Tollywood hit Arjun Reddy which had Vijay Devarakonda in the lead role.
In a statement, the production house said, “We at E4 Entertainment are not at all happy with the final version handed over to us and due to various creative and other differences, we have decided not to release this version. Instead we will start afresh, and shoot a new Tamil version of “Arjun Reddy” with Dhruv as the main lead by staying true to the soul and intention of the original.”
Despite this unfortunate turn of events which has cost us heavily, our love for wanting to see this cult film in Tamil has not diminished in any way. We will therefore work tirelessly as a new united team towards a June 2019 release, it added.
The first look and teaser of the movie have already released but haven’t reached the expectations of audience.. So a tremendous step has been taken by the producers of this film. Meanwhile, Bala’s fans are upset with the production house for scrapping the film.