Mumbai, Jan 23 :
agreed to do a
cameo in Priyadarshan's action film " Tezz
", perhaps he didn't know what
he was getting himself, and the film's makers, into. Now that the film
is set for release, there are apprehensions that the actor's staunch fan
following would take umbrage at their icon's abbreviated part.
of swelling dissent are already evident. The first promotional trailer
of " Tezz
" has Ajay Devgn
and Anil Kapoor
in spotlight, while Mohanlal
This has evoked protest all over micro-blogging sites, creating a mild panic situation in the production team, says a source.
never expected this kind of an uproar. Mohanlal
has a cameo in ' Tezz
and that's how he was shown in the first promo...in fleeting shots! But
the uproar from his fans in the south on Facebook and Twitter has taken
the producers by surprise. New trailers are now being planned where
will be as prominent as Ajay," said the source.
this is not the first time Devgn has been compelled to share poster
space with Mohanlal
. In Ram Gopal Varma
's "Company", the same
north-south divide had transpired.
" producer Ratan Jain admits to being taken aback by the uproar.
we didn't expect this. We didn't mean to undermine Mohanlal
at all. He sportingly agreed to play a cameo part because of his
proximity to Priyadarshan. The heroes of our film are Ajay Devgn
. But if Mohanlal
ji's fans are upset, we've to do something
about it," Jain said.
"We're taking care of the situation. The next promo will feature Mohanlal
interesting sidelight to the Mohanlal
-Devgn poster war is that " Tezz
was meant to be pitched as Devgn's next action film after "Singham".
now with the Mohanlal
fans demanding attention to him in the
promotional footage, it would be difficult to hightlight the action
aspect in the plot.
"We're looking into it. We need to be fair to all our actors," said Jain.By Subhash K.Jha© IANS