Chennai, July 15 (BPNS)
The producer of the movie ‘Padmini’ Suvin Varkey has come out strongly against Malayalam actor Kunchako Boban for not participating in the promotion of the movie.
In a statement, Suvin Varkey said ‘Thank you all for embracing PADMINI TO YOUR HEARTS. We are overwhemled with all the positive responses and reviews.’
He however said that there were a few things to answer in response to the questions asked about the lack of promotion of the movie.
The producer also said that ‘PADMINI’ was a profitable affair for them. He said that whatever the Box Officer numbers are, the movie was profitable.
He also thanked the production team of Senna, Sreeraj and the entire crew who finished the movie 7 days ahead of its schedule.
However the producer of the movie said that for a film maker and content creator it’s the theater response that matters and that’s where the team needed the charm of stardom from its lead actor to get the first foot fall into theaters.
The producer said ‘For PADMINI, the lead actor who took home 2.5 crores gave zero TV interviews, participated in zero TV programs/promotions.’
He further aid that the entire promotion plan and chart of the programs were rejected because the marketing consultant who was appointed by the actor’s wife made a verdict watching the raw footage of the movie. It’s the same thing what happened to the last 2-3 producers of his movies.
The producer said that someone has to talk and here
they were. He said” This won’t happen to a movie where this actor is a co-producer. He will sit through every TV interview and will be a guest in every TV show but when it’s an external producer he cares the least. Because for him, it’s more fun to be in Europe chilling with friends than promoting the film where he took home 2.5 crores for 25 days of shoot.”
Suvin Varkey said ‘In a state where the exibitors protest for movies not getting enough run, it matters why movies are not getting proper recognition’.
Actors also have the responsibility to market the product they get involved in. Out of the 200+ movies released in a year, you have to attract the audience to watch your movie. This is showbiz and your existence is based on the audience verdict. Don’t take the viewers for granted.
Signing off the producer sarcastically said ,’ Special thanks to the Producer Friends who fought in the producer association in favour of the actor.”