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Ram Gopal Varma to pen book on cost management

MUMBAI: Ram Gopal Varma has decided to cut on his spending. He has decided to finish his next Telugu project, Dongala Mutha in just five days with an eight-member crew.


Further, Varma has also decided to pen down cost-management guidelines for filmmakers in the form of a book. Says the director, "Nowhere in the world do filmmakers waste so much money and time in pampering stars, indulging in mammoth crew costs. We don‘t need vanity vans for stars if they‘re shooting all day. A film can be made at a fraction of the current budgets and in less than a week." 


In fact, RGV‘s cousin Madhu Mantena, producer of Ghajini, asked his brother to actually pen a manual on cost-effective filmmaking by which Bollywood directors can reduce their budgets by 60 to 70 per cent.


Mantena also intends to enter Varma‘s Dongala Mathu in the Guinness Book Of World Records for making a film in less than five days with an eight-member crew.

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