The sudden decision of music director Devi Sri Prasad to drop out of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s prestigious 100th movie Gautami Putra Satakarni has created ripples in the film industry.
Though it is not uncommon for a music director to withdraw from a film after signing the contract, the latest development came as a surprise since it is a big project and a big music director like DSP, who had earlier worked for hit films of Balakrishna, opted out of Gautami Putra Satakarni.
According to the latest gossip in the film circles, DSP was terribly upset with Balayya and hence decided not to work for his film.
DSP is planning to bring out an album to pay tributes to his father – noted writer Satyamurthy, on the occasion of his first death anniversary. He wanted to compile the opinions of all big heroes who had worked with Satyamurthy. Many heroes had obliged his request and contributed their views to the album.
However, Balakrishna, who had also worked with Satyamurthy, was not available for giving his bytes to DSP’s proposed album. DSP tried several times to get Balayya’s bytes, but the latter refused to cooperate.
As a result, the ace music director refused to work for Balayya’s 100th film and finally, decided to call it quits from the movie.
In the recent past, there had been no controversies with regard to films of big heroes. But this latest DSP-Balayya row has raised many an eyebrow.