In his official statement, National Award winning director Bala said that he relieved himself from Varmaa, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy to safeguard his creative freedom.
The director and Varmaa’s producer Mukesh Ratilal Mehta signed an agreement in the presence of actor Vikram on January 22. According to the agreement, Bala was given full freedom while making Varmaa including the necessary changes needed and the director delivered the product. As the producer was not satisfied and instructed to make many changes, Bala relieved himself from the project.
“I am 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 this project. Please find the agreement initiated by me with the producer on January 22, 2019 along with this. Considering Dhruv Vikram's future, I would like to end this here”, said Bala in his official statement.
Varmaa’s producer is now planning to rope in some other director to enhance Varmaa with necessary changes. In the agreement, Bala made it clear that his name shouldn’t be used in any promotional materials of the film.