The screening of the movie I am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethisona, which features Prem Kumar, Karishma Tanna and Sanjjana in the leads, has been stopped by director HP Ravindra Das. The producer says that despite getting rave reviews from the film critics, the movie has failed in driving the viewers to the theatres, which is causing huge financial loss for him.
Addressing the press conference on Tuesday, Ravindra Das said that I am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethisona was released in 58 cinema halls and he had terminated its screening in 48 centres. He added that he had to pay rents to the tune of around Rs. 40 lacs, but the collections for the first four days was just nearer Rs. 16 lakhs."
Ravindra further said that he had invested Rs. 3.5 crores and 18 months of hard work and he has earned Rs.80 lakhs from television rights. He had hoped that the family audience would turn up for the film, but it was a financial disaster. "I don"t mind in losing money. Now, I've decided to withdraw it from the theatres because I don't want to suffer any further loss," the producer added.
However, there is another reason for Ravindra to take this kind of decision. Prem's another movie Dhan Dhana Dhan is releasing on June 24 within a gap of one week. He had requested its producers to postpone its release, but they are also in a helpless condition and can not delay the movie.