Its official Studio Green who had announced through newspaper ads that they are taking over Mankatha, has opted out of the deal.
The producer of the film Dhayanidhi Alagiri of Cloud Nine has tweeted- “Mankatha is not releasing under Studio Green's banner. The film will release on the 31st of August!”
When we contacted Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green, he confirmed that the deal was off. Due to various reasons which he did not want to elaborate, Raja has decided to make an exit. However the newspaper ads which were put in advance will appear for one more day.
Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that market leader Sun Pictures are keen to take over the distribution and marketing of the film. The final deal will be known later in the day, as Cloud Nine will have to take a call on it if the film has to release on August 31.