Surender Reddy is one of the frontline directors who make movies with only the tier one actors of Telugu Cinema.
He is also one of the highest paid directors in TFI. With no top actor available for another year, he has decided to do his next film with Akhil Akkineni.
Krish is keen on bankrolling this project on his First Frame Entertainments. However, Surender Reddy’s paycheck seems too steep for an Akhil starrer.
If he takes home Rs 12 Cr as remuneration, the production cost will significantly go up, which becomes risky for Akhil who is yet to prove his mettle at the box office.
Making high budget films with Akhil proved costly for his producers and his upcoming film Most Eligible Bachelor is being made on a limited budget.
Although Surender’s name adds value to the project, Krish is unsure of spending Rs 40 Cr on it. He is reportedly looking for other producers who are interested to partner with him.