Telugu film industry had witnessed the biggest ever Sankranthi this year as two big films Sarileru Neekevvaru and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo turned out the major money-spinners at the box office. News is that both the films combined minted a gross of close to Rs 400 crores during the festival season.
Though both the films were genuinely declared as profitable ventures, the fake propaganda regarding collections by the makers of both camps has reached the next level. While the makers of Sarileru are projecting fifteen to twenty percent of fake collections, makers of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo took it to the next level by announcing numbers that are far from reality.
For instance, the makers of AVPL revealed that the film has collected a worldwide gross of Rs 180 crores in its first week. While the figures are nowhere close to reality, they have now revealed that the 10 days collections as Rs 220 crores gross with 143 plus crores worldwide share which is a bit too much.
As a fact check, the collections for these Sankranthi biggies slowed down post the festival, AVLP collecting 40 crores gross in 3 days after its first week Rs 180 crores gross is over the top. A version from industry sources is that though Trivikram and Haarika & Haasini banner are not interested in projected fake numbers, the pressure from Bunny’s camp made them do all this.
Looks like the main intention of the AVPL team is to cross Prabhas’s Saaho, Chiru’s Sye Raa and Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam to emerge as the non-Baahubali industry hit.