Director asked to compensate producers for exceeding film budget
For the first time, a director of the Telugu Film Industry has been asked to pay the producers compensation for exceeding the 'agreed' budget of a film by the Producers Council. Prabhas-Tamannaah starrer filmRebel’sproducers, J Baghavan and Pulla Rao, had filed a complaint with the council against director Raghava Lawrence for overshooting the film's budget and now after two months it has ordered the filmmaker to compensate the complainants.
In their plea, Baghavan and Rao had mentioned that Lawrence had given a written agreement that he would make the film at a cost of 22.5 crore but the budget has gone beyond the agreed amount and thus they had demanded a refund from him. After their investigation, the 20-member coordination committee, chaired by KL Naranaya, has directed Lawrence to pay 2.5 crores to the producers as compensation.