Producer Vallabhaneni Ashok angers Tollywood by commenting that his movie has not been given preference

Vallabhaneni Ashok is facing the heat from Tollywood after he accused producers of manipulating release dates and not giving his film preference. His movie Petta, starring Rajnikanth is set to release on January 12.
News,rajnikanth,Petta,Vallabhaneni AshokProducer Vallabhaneni Ashok is upset that his Rajnikanth starrer Petta is not getting preference
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Petta is Rajnikanth's much awaited Tamil flick written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The movie stars an ensemble cast of Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, M. Sasikumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha, J. Mahendran and Guru Somasundaram. However, the movie is also being released in Telugu and producer Vallabhaneni Ashok is not thrilled that it is clashing with other biggies F2 and Vinaya Vidheya Rama.​  Ashok made his displeasure known in a recent interview when he accused leading producers of manipulating the movie release dates. This apparently has not gone down well with the rest of Tollywood.

While talking about his Rajnikanth starrer Petta clashing with Ram Charan's Vinaya Vidheya Rama and F2: Fun & Frustration, Ashok mentioned that it was unfair that his film wasn't been given a preference. He added that top producers were manipulating dates and controlling the cinema halls. ​However, Dil Raju, producer of F2: Fun & Frustration, was quick to respond to these allegations and provide clarification. He said that the release dates of all the films were planned six months in advance and that Petta only joined at the last minute. Raju also added that there it is really hard to accomodate last minute entries as festival releases are planned way in advance. What are your thoughts on this?

F2 – Fun and Frustration is produced by Dil Raju and directed by Anil Ravipudi. Starring Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles, it is set to release on January 12, with Petta.

Watch Dil Raju's response here:

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