A few films were all ready to hit the screens when lockdown was announced and theatres closed. Filmmakers don’t know when the theatres will reopen, but some of them are getting good offers from Digital and OTT channels. Raj Tarun’s Oreyi Bujji is one such film.
“Some of the budget films that star Raj Tarun and Pradeep Machiraju are ready for release. These small films have got good offers from satellite channels and OTT platforms,” says a source. “But the stars are opposed to this as they feel that their films are meant for theatres, not the small screen,” the source added.
The Telugu Producers Guild met on Wednesday and discussed this issue. The producers are in favour of taking this opportunity, as they will be getting good remuneration. “They won’t know how the films will do till it is released, so they are happy to get the money they have put into the films,” the source explained.
The distributors and exhibitors may feel bad about this, but the Guild feels it is only a temporary situation....