Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has decided to
auction his forthcoming Telugu thriller Anukshanam
and had planned to release Aug 15, has now postponed it following
the overwhelming response to the bidding. The much-hyped film,
which is based on a psycho killer, features Vishnu
Manchu in the lead.
In a statement released to the media Ram Gopal Varma said, "In
view of the overwhelming response we got and still getting for the
auction scheme of Anukshanam, Vishnu and I have now
decided to postpone the release of our film so as to increase both
the publicity and optimize the number of theatres."
The bidding for the film started online August 2. The filmmaker
said, "This additional time allows us to do even more justice to
the trust the bidders showed in us. We have also decided to extend
the deadline of the closing of the auction by three days from 6
p.m. Aug 9 to 6 p.m. Aug 12 to allow the reach even more."
Anukshanam also stars Madhu Shalini, Navdeep and
Tejaswi Madivada in important roles. Ram Gopal Varma added, "We
also want to now expand the facilitation of the process of bidders
having their own names as presenters on the local posters and also
on promos in the local channels."