November 26, 2011
Tupaki was due to be launched in the first week of December but looks like there is some matter that needs to be settled before the film takes off. Producer Jinka Harish Babu says they had registered the title 'Tupaki' on 30-06-2011 at Film Chamber in Hyderabad but the recent news in a few daily magazines and TV channels came as a surprise.
He added that director Murugadoss's Tamil film 'Maalai Nerathu Mazhaithuli' starring Vijay and Kajal has been given the same title which is being dubbed and released in Andhra. He expresses his anguish, "I was really shocked to hear this news. I never offered this title to anyone nor was I approached for it. I had prepared the subject on terrorism and even songs are ready. A few artists were also selected for the film. But I really do not understand how the Film Chamber has given permission for this title."
Jinka Harish Babu is directing and producing the film on Jinka Arunodaya Cinema Entertainments banner.