Raghavendra Rajkumar, who is set to release his next film Anna Bond on April 26, has requested producer Munirantha to postpone the release of his first full-fledged 3D film Katari Veera Surasundarangi, which is also hitting the screen on the same date. But Muni has refused to delay his much-anticipated project. He says that he dares to challenge a Rajkumar family production.
So far, Puneet Rajkumar has never had any competition at the box office. His latest movie Anna Bond, which is produced by his brother Raghvendra, is one of the big budget Kannada films of 2012. Now, Munirathna has decided to make a deliberate attack on him with his Katari Veera Surasundarangi, which has also been made with Rs. 12 crores.
In a chat with an English daily, Munirathna has admitted that Raghavendra Rajkumar has personally requested him. “Raghanna did call me and make such a request, but I have not officially agreed to anything,” the newspaper quoted the producer as saying.
However, it is said to be an intentional act of Munirantha against Rajkumar family as he was forced by the first family of Sandalwood to issue an apology to actress Nikitha. But the producer says, “My decision to release my film along with Puneet’s has nothing to do with the Nikitha incident.”