Boyapati directed Ravi Teja’s ‘Bhadra’ in 2005 and Venky’s ‘Tulasi’ in 2007. For taking up a tried and test story that is beaten to death in Tulasi, the director has to literally wait for two years to sign Balakrishna’s Simha. Boyapati revealed that he hasn’t charged anything for the movie. ‘At a time when I’m wandering workless, bagging a movie project itself is a big thing for me, where did the question of taking remuneration arise?’, asks Boyapati, when we tried to know about his pay-packet. Also, he condemned reports that he is charging 5 Crores now.
For believers, whatever Boyapati Sreenu said will be interesting, but for people who get doubts easily, this seems to be farce. ‘Right after Simha, Boyapati bought a brand new Rangerover vehicle, and they don’t give such vehicles for free to film directors’, an industry insider quips.