Controversy Strikes Guntur Kaaram: Cinematographer PS Vinod Walks Out

PS Vinod and Pooja Hegde Depart from Mahesh Babu’s Film

Nidhi Mishra
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  • Creative Differences Lead to Cinematographer’s Exit
  • Pooja Hegde Steps Down Due to Production Issues
  • Meenakshi Chaudhary Replaces Hegde as the Female Lead

22nd July 2023,Mumbai: The upcoming Tollywood film, Guntur Kaaram, has been embroiled in controversies since its announcement. Reports of creative differences, script changes, and reshoots have been circulating. The latest update reveals that cinematographer PS Vinod, who has a long-standing association with director Trivikram Srinivas, has exited the project due to creative disagreements. This marked their third collaboration after successful ventures like Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.

Pooja Hegde’s Exit from Guntur Kaaram

Initially cast as the female lead in Guntur Kaaram, actress Pooja Hegde decided to step away from the film about a month ago. The reason cited for her departure was the continuous changes in shooting schedules and scripts. According to a reliable source, the production faced multiple issues, resulting in reshoots and script alterations, leading to several cast and crew members opting out. Pooja Hegde eventually chose to part ways due to scheduling conflicts.

Meenakshi Chaudhary Steps In

Following Pooja Hegde’s exit, actress Meenakshi Chaudhary stepped into the role of the female lead in Guntur Kaaram. This development effectively replaced Pooja Hegde with Sreeleela in the film. Meenakshi confirmed her involvement and disclosed that the first schedule had recently been completed, signaling progress in the production.

Clarifying the Music Composer Rumors

Rumors also surrounded the film’s music composer, S Thaman, with speculations of him leaving the project due to creative differences. However, Thaman dismissed these rumors, categorically stating that they were baseless. It appears that the music composer is still very much a part of Guntur Kaaram, providing fans with some reassurance amidst the controversies.

The Decade-Long Wait for Mahesh Babu and Trivikram Srinivas’ Reunion

For fans of Mahesh Babu and Trivikram Srinivas, the anticipation for Guntur Kaaram runs high as the film marks their collaboration after a decade. Their previous ventures, Athadu and Khaleja, were blockbusters, further raising expectations for their latest offering. The audience eagerly awaits their magic on the screen once again, hoping for another cinematic masterpiece.

Sankranthi 2024 Release

Despite the turbulence in the film’s production, the release date for Guntur Kaaram remains scheduled for Sankranthi 2024, on January 12th. Fans and industry enthusiasts alike are eager to witness the outcome of this highly anticipated film, as the controversies and cast changes add an air of mystery and curiosity to its release.

Guntur Kaaram has undeniably faced its fair share of challenges and controversies during its production journey. With the exit of both the cinematographer PS Vinod and actress Pooja Hegde, the film underwent significant changes, leading to Meenakshi Chaudhary stepping in as the new female lead. However, amidst all the rumors and upheaval, the music composer S Thaman reassured fans of his continued involvement in the project. As Mahesh Babu and Trivikram Srinivas reunite after a decade, the excitement surrounding Guntur Kaaram’s release continues to build up, promising a thrilling Sankranthi 2024 premiere.

-by Kashvi Gala

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