Just a day after Puri Jagannath and DVV Danayya settled their issue, another director-producer duo had a fall out over a financial affair. Rebel director Raghava Lawrence and producers J Baghavan and Pulla Rao are creating headlines for all wrong reason. The producers have officially filed a complaint with the Producers' Council against the director over the exceeded budget of the film.
Reports suggest that while signing the project Rebel with J Baghavan and Pulla Rao, Raghava Lawrence had promised to make the film with a budget of Rs 22.5 crores, but the producers claim that the director has overshot its budget to Rs 40 crore. The makers of Rebel, which was released on September 28, are not very happy with the cold response that the movie received from the viewers.
Meanwhile, Raghava Lawrence has also lodged complaint against the producers at the Director's Association. In his complaint, the director has claimed that producers J Baghavan and Pulla Rao have promised him to give the dubbing rights. But he alleged that they have sold out the dubbing and remake rights of Rebel without his notice. He has requested the Association to get him justice.
However, Rebel starring Prabhas and Tamanna Bhatia in leads, has done a decent collection at the Box Office in India and overseas. It is still doing well at the ticket windows. When it was time to party, the director-producer's fight has really disappointed the film unit.