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 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 might be pushed to May 9 from May 1.
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.