Hyderabad: It has been a confusing few days for Telugu cine-goers who have been trying to get clarity with regard to the release dates of the big films this festive season of Sankranti. But after three-four days of deliberations, the Active Telugu Film Producers Guild (ATFPG) has managed to resolve the issue and clear the dates of release.
At an urgently announced press meet that took place on Saturday evening, the ATFPG announced that after speaking to producers of both the films, it was decided that both Sarileru Neekevvaru and Ala Vaikuntapuramloo will release as announced earlier on January 11th and January 12th respectively.
Speaking at the meet, producer Dil Raju, a member of the ATFPG and also one of the producers of Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru, said, “Whenever such small issues crop up, it is the duty of the guild to clear them up. And we are always going to be there to do it in the most efficient way possible.”
When asked why the issue cropped up in the first place when the Guild had already resolved the release date issue earlier, the producer said, “Due to various reasons. There were some misunderstandings. But our job is to sort out the issue and protect both films. If both films released on the same day, neither will get the revenue and our job is to ensure that doesn’t happen.”
The other two releases this Sankranti are Rajinikanth’s Darbaar directed by A.R. Murugadoss and Kalyan Ram’s Entha Manchivadavuraa directed by Satish Vegesna. With clarity on the dates of release of the other two films out there, it looks like it’s time to celebrate. In fact, the team of Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikuntapuramloo released a statement of confirmation of release date and captioned it: No more Confusion only Celebration. And we very well agree!