Nandamuri Balakrishna's Lion has been facing release hiccups time and again. Earlier it was reported that the film will release on May 1 and then the release got pushed to May 8 because of the supposed technical delay.
Yesterday, censor formalities of the film were also completed and the film has acquired U/A from the board. While every thing seems to be going good, the release date has been postponed further once again, as the business of the film in many areas is due.
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 danger.
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 has been pushed to May 14 from May 8 because of no buyers.