Prem Kumar and filmmaker Roopa Iyer, who are reportedly not in talking terms. The rift between the two has become clear at a recent press conference of their upcoming film Chandra, which is slated to hit screen on June 27. With barely 10 days left for the release of the movie, the controversy brewing in the Chandra team is widely being debated in the Gandhinagar circles.
As a part of promotion of the movie Chandra, Roopa Iyer held a press conference in Bangalore on Monday. Along with a few other members from the film unit, actress Shriya Saran attended the event. But Prem Kumar, the hero of the film, was not present, which set many tongues wagging. When quizzed about his absence at the event, the filmmaker could not give a clarification on the issue.
But talking to a leading movie portal, Prem himself has answered the question why he was absent at the press conference and his statement has shocked many in the industry. The actor says that he and director have had rift much before the press meet. Roopa also had a rift with Shriya. But she has invited her to the meet, while she let her manager to call him. "If she can call Shriya herself why not me?" asks Prem.
Another factor that disappointed Prem the most is that the posters of Chandra have more space for actor Yash, who has just made a guest appearance in a song of the film. After knowing this fact from Yash, Prem asked Roopa Iyer, who reportedly gave an arrogant reply that she would do whatever she wants with her movie.
But Prem says that he cannot take her attitude any longer as he does not want to spoil his image. He is not going to abandon the film Chandra. As part of its promotion, he has already given several interviews to TV channels and newspapers. He adds that the movie is good and he would take necessary steps to promote it well.