According to reports a corporate company is calling off its deal for four films by Ram Gopal Varma after the dismal show of Department
According to a source, this particular company was entering into a Rs 100 crore deal with the producers of Ramu's four films a couple of weeks before the release of Department
Head honcho Sunil Lulla was keen to finalise the deal in April. However, Ramu felt that he should wait till the release in May," recalls the source, adding that eventually RGV's producers, including Parag Sanghvi, finalised the deal and even made an advance payment of Rs 10 crore.
The source points out that the four films included in the deal were Varma's take on the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, the sequel to Bhoot
, sequel to Ab Tak Chhappan
and the third Sarkar
film, that was taking up Rs 50 crore of the entire deal.
Unfortunately for the director, Department
crashed and banged, giving jitters to the corporate house regarding the Rs 100 crore deal.
As a source reveals, "Considering the losses Department
incurred, the Lullas had second thoughts about investing such a huge amount in RGV's films.
They opted out and even asked for the refund of the Rs 10 crore paid as advance. However, the producers are maintaining that the money has already been spent on production and can't be refunded soon, until they finalise the deal with another interested party."
When contacted, Parag Sanghvi insisted the deal is on. "In fact, we're starting our most prestigious project, on the November 26 terror attack by early July," he said.
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