Ban on Raghava Lawrence?


Young Star Prabhas’s ‘Rebel’ which was released with heavy expectations ended as a big disaster. With bad reviews, collection shares dropped down from second day itself. Producer of Rebel raised  word of war on Rebel director.

Much before the spat between Puri Jagannath and Danayya has been officially settled, yet another big ticket Tollywood film is surrounded by a controversy. The producers of Rebel J Baghavan and Pulla Rao have officially lodged a written complaint alleging that director Lawrence has exceeded the film’s budget.

They alleged that Lawrence initially promised the make the film (first copy) in Rs 22.5 cr but the film’s budget has gone up to 40 cr. Rebel, which was released on September 28, got a cold response from the audience. With the producers now filing a written complaint against director Raghava Lawrence, the issue is now being taken up by Producers’ Council.

As if there’s not enough drama, Lawrence has lodged a written complaint against the producers at the Director’s Association for selling the dubbing and remake rights of Rebel without his notice. Lawrence alleges that the producers promised him to give the dubbing rights but has sold without his notice.