Recently, the first look poster for Tamannaah's That Is Mahalakshmi, the official remake of the Bollywood hit Queen, was released and left everyone shocked. The name of the film's director went missing on the first look poster and it left everyone shocked.
Senior director Neelakanta was the original director when That Is Mahalakshmi went on floors. However, after completing more than half of the film, Neelakanta had quit the project due to serious, unresolvable creative differences with Tamannaah, and only concentrated on Queen's Malayalam remake, Zam Zam. So Neelakanta being credited for the Telugu version was out of question.
In a helpless situation, the producers later hired Awe director Prasanth Varma to complete the entire film. Basking in the success of Awe, Prasanth agreed to take up the project after quoting a bomb as his remuneration. He had wrapped up entire shoot in two schedules in India and Greece.
However, it's now being rumoured in film circles that Tamannaah had later ran into serious issues with Prasanth and also the film's producers. And the main reason behind even Prasanth not getting the credit on the poster was Prasanth himself. Apparently, he had told the producers to use his name only after paying his full remuneration. It remains to be seen if the issue will be resolved by the time the film hits the screens later this year.