Abhishek Nama has walked out of Boyapati Srinu-Bellamkonda Srinivas' Telugu film, which was to be his maiden production under his banner Abhishek Pictures.
Abhishek Nama started his career as a distributor with 2014 Telugu fantasy drama film Manam and later distributed several hit films like Srimanthudu, Rudhramadevi and Kumari 21F. Earlier this year, he announced that he was getting into production and joined hands with director Boyapati Srinu for the film featuring Bellamkonda Suresh's son Sai Srinivas.
The untitled film was officially launched in January. The latest we hear is that Abhishek Nama has now pulled out of the project and M Ravinder Reddy, of Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo fame, has stepped in. It is rumoured that the distributor-turned-producer took the decision after Bellamkonda Suresh expressed doubts over the success of the project.
It is said Bellamkonda Suresh was confident about Abhishek Nama, but he started feeling doubtful about him after the latter announced four new projects. "But in the last few days, Bellamkonda kept expressing his doubt over his son's film. Abhishek decided to come out of the project at the beginning as he does not want to take the blame in the end," Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.
As of now, the film featuring Rakul Preet Singh in the female lead, has completed over 50 percent of its shooting. Suresh is said to have agreed to return the production cost with interest. "All of them will continue to work for the project and Bellamkonda has agreed to pay the amount put into this project till date to Abhishek with interest," the source added.
Abhishek Nama confirmed that he is no longer involved in the project, but declined to divulge details. "I can't say anything as I want to maintain good relations with everyone in the industry," he said.