It was recently reported that producer Bellamkonda Suresh, who launched his son Srinivas with Alludu Seenu, would produce his second film with a whopping budget. Now the buzz in the film nagar is that he has handed over the reins of Srinivas' next project to Nallamalapu Bujji. The reason behind dropping this movie is that he suffered heavy losses from Telugu film Rabhasa starring Junior NTR.
Rabhasa starring Junior NTR, Samantha and Pranitha in the leads is a big ticket film, which has been made with a whopping budget of around Rs 40 crores. Released in a large number of screens on August 29, the Santosh Srinivas-directed movie opened to overwhelming response at the Box Office, but a negative word of mouth ruined its business on the following days. It has proved to a dud at Box Office.
Though Bellamkonda Srinivas' debut film Alludu Seenu turned out to be a big hit, its rich collection did not help his father recover from the debacle of Rabhasa. A source close to his project told, "Suresh suffered heavy losses with NTR's Rabhasa. He has a lot of dues to pay, which has forced him to hand over his son's next project to producer Bujji. Talks have been going on, but the official announcement is yet to come out."
Nallamalapu Bujji, who is riding high on the success of Race Gurram, will now produce Belllamkonda Srinivas' next film, which will be directed by ace filmmaker Boyapati Srinu. Srinivas, who romanced Samantha in Alludu Seenu, will be seen with actress Tamanna Bhatia, who is likely to play the heroine in the film, which will go on floors soon.