Nandamuri Balakrishna's Lion seems to be facing release
hiccups due to its poor pre-release business. Though the film is
slated to release on May 1, the date appears to be ruled out, as
the business of the film in many areas is still pending.
Balakrishna's Lion was supposed to wind up at a budget
of 20-22 Cr. But the budget got extended up to 35 Cr, as per the
reports. This huge difference between the actual figure and the
estimated figure has brought the makers into muddle.
So the only way to make the most of the film is through
pre-release business, since nothing would be in their hands after
the release and even a divided talk might end them up in great
To en-cash the positive vibes around the film and fill in the
financial crisis, SLV Cinema is quoting huge numbers, for which
buyers are not ready. Hence the film might be pushed to May 9 from
Lion is directed by a new bee, Satyadev and Trisha
is pairing up with Balakrishna for the first time. Radhika Apte,
who has shot to fame with her shocking comments on Tollywood,
recently, is also romancing the Nandamuri scion.