Director SS Rajamouli had initially planned to make his most-awaited movie Eega, which is scheduled to release in theatres on July 6, with a shoe-string budget of 2 crores using digital technology, but its budget went on increasing and ultimately reached Rs 30 crores, reveals producer Sai Korrapati.
In an interview with a website, Sai Korrapati said that SS Rajamouli wanted him to producer his movie Eega and he had narrated him its concept during the making of Maryada Ramanna. He had even told him that he had planned to shoot the film with just Rs 2 crores using digital technology. Since it is an experimental film, Sai gladly accepted to produce it.
Meanwhile, the producer revealed that Rajamouli had decided that he would do Eega as a follow up to Maryada Ramanna only if the latter movie turns successful at the Box Office. After its success, the director announced the movie Eega and its estimated budget was Rs 7.5 crores. It went on increasing as its craze grew in multi-fold. Finally, the total expenses of the movie reached Rs 30 crore.
Sai Korrapati could not have afforded to produce a 30-crore film. He asked D Suresh Babu for infrastructural support and he agreed and helped him a lot, says Sai. He has borrowed money for a monthly interest of Rs 1.5. Besides this, a few of his friends have also chipped in their money. However, the movie Eega has collected nearly Rs 20 crore from its satellite and music rights before its release in theatres.
However, the brand name of SS Rajamouli has created lot of curiosity among the movie buffs, who are eager to watch the film Eega. The producer feels fortunate to work with Rajamouli. Talking about MM Keeravani, Sai says that he has given nice ideas to promote movie. He has given a wonderful music, which helped Eega to create such a huge euphoria.