…says Archana Kalpathi, the creative producer of the film, and clarifies the rumour mill around budget issues pertaining to the film.
A mother, wife and an entrepreneur, Archana came on board for Bigil as the creative producer of AGS Entertainment. Elaborating on this role, she says, “It was my dad, who zeroed in on the script. I am more into numbers. When it came to Bigil, I knew that it will be a commercially viable venture. Beyond that, I strongly believed that more than the numbers, the film should have a good content for the audience. That way, I’m confident that Bigil will engross them.”
There were several rumours that the film overshot the budget during the making. “I can tell you n number of rumours that revolved during Bigil’s making. This is the first time that our production house is venturing into sports genre. So, we never had a fixed budget for Bigil. We were working for 20 hours a day and we fix the budget according to the scenes that will be shot the next day. I will know what the budget is when I make another sports film.” Bigil will release along with Karthi’s Kaithi on October 25. Archana is unperturbed. “We are confident about our product. Only people who are insecure worry about the competition,” she concludes.