Director Bala reveals why he is no longer helming Varmaa

Vikram in Varma

As Vikram is very impressed with the working style of Gautham Menon, is trying to bring him on the board to direct his son Dhruv's movie Varmaa. According to the agreement, Bala was given full freedom while making Varmaa including the necessary changes needed and the director delivered the product.

Known for his award-winning films and cult fan following, the decision of Mukesh turning down Bala's version is considered to be a huge setback for the director who actually given Vikram's first big hit Sethu.

Now director Bala has made an official press release stating that it was his personal decision to relieve himself from the project for creative freedom and not as said by the producer falsely. However, it now appears that the production house and the filmmaker had severe creative differences over the film.

As per the agreement, though B studios were given liberty to make changes to Arjun Reddy screenplay, the final output of Varmaa was not liked by the producer, and as Bala was not ready to make changes, E4 entertainment can make the required changes to an existing version. Dhruv will play the lead in the new version.

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The makers have announced that the new cast and crew will be announced shortly.

In a statement on Thursday, E4 Entertainment had said that it plans to re-shoot the entire film with Dhruv in the lead, but with a different cast and crew, including the director. Bala's one and the only condition is that his name should not be used anywhere else in the film including promotional posters, interviews, and title credits. Along with this note, he released the agreement copy also.

Varmaa's producer is now planning to rope in some other director to enhance Varmaa with necessary changes.

Reliable sources say that if the team starts shooting for the remake from the beginning, a June 2019 is impossible.

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