In a shocking statement from E4 Entertainment, producers of Dhruv Vikram’s debut film ‘Varmaa’ have officially announced that they are unhappy with Bala’s final version. Remember that the team had met the media, teaser and trailer released and the film was slated for a Valentine Day release!
E4 Entertainment in their statement says that Bala’s version will be dropped and a new director will replace him soon. However, Vikram’s son Dhruv will be seen playing the protagonist in Varmaa, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy.
“E4 Entertainment had engaged B Studios to remake the Tamil version of “Arjun Reddy' titled as "VARMAA", on a first copy basis, on the latter's insistence. We at E4 Entertainment are not at all happy with the final version handed over to us. Due to various creative and other differences, we have decided not to release this version. Instead, we will start a fresh version of ‘Arjun Reddy with Dhruv as the main lead by staying true to the soul and intention of the original. Official announcements regarding the new cast and crew including director will be made shortly. 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 newly united team towards a June 2019 release”, read the statement from the production house.
Popular production house rejecting a product delivered by National Award winning director Bala, who is also a family friend of Vikram after the film was ready for censors has become the talk of Kollywood.