Balayya's Cost-Cutting Hurts His Director?

Balayya's Cost-Cutting Hurts His Director?

Nandamuri Balakrishna has moved to a regular commercial masala film after his ambitious project "NTR" biopic failed to spin magic at the box office. This new film is directed by KS Ravikumar and already the Nandamuri star's Tony Stark look from the movie is going viral.

After the flop show of Jai Simha movie, actually, Balakrishna promised to do another film for C Kalyan, such that the producer will be able to recover from the losses incurred. For that reason, they are implementing a cost-cutting model of production, right from choosing actors to booking hotels, choosing foreign locations to making fight sequences.

During the canning of a recent schedule in Bangkok, where a couple of action sequences as well as two songs are shot on Balayya and Sonal Chauhan, almost all the cast and crew including Balakrishna stayed at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park where the rooms cost 10K / night. Reportedly, director KS Ravikumar is said to have got upset as he was given such a cheap hotel rather a 7-star one.

The production managers and the director have got into a tiff over the same, but with producer staying unavailable to KS Ravikumar, and Balayya himself dealing the production, the director surely can't ask for a better hotel.

If the production of the film has to be cost-effective, then these are the areas where producers need to control costs, but director KS Ravikumar failed to understand that logic, a source from the unit commented.