The much-talked about upcoming Manju Warrier film is now facing an unofficial ban from the producers' association and theatre owners. Reports say that a ban on the director, Arun Kumar, has led to the situation.
The ban is based on a complaint by producer B Rakesh who produced Arun Kumar's previous film "One By Two". He claimed that the director has caused him huge financial burden in the previous movie as Arun did not complete the shooting as per the schedule.
Reports also indicate that the director has maintained an indifferent attitude towards the financial struggle of the producer.
The producers' association is yet to clarify or forward the details regarding the complaint to the FEFKA (Film Employees Federation of Kerala) or media, thereby making the ban unofficial.
Meanwhile, latest reports suggest that the producers are standing strong on their decision and have apparently said that they will not allow Arun to go ahead with his next project unless he sorts the issues with the producer on "One By Two".
The upcoming Manju Warrier movie, which is scripted by Shankar Ramakrishnan, had made headline recently and the shooting of the movie was expected to kick start by the first week of March. The movie is also rumoured to have cast yesteryear heroines Revathy and Urvashi in important roles. Popular actor and screen writer Murali Gopi will also be seen in a pivotal role in the movie.
Arun Kumar is yet to comment on the situation and FEFKA reportedly have extended their complete support to the director.
Meanwhile, Manju Warrier is awaiting the release of her upcoming movie with Mohanlal's "Ennum Eppozhum", directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. The actress will play the role of a scrupulous lawyer at a Family Court.