Kanakapura Srinivas, one of the well-known producer of big-budget films in Sandalwood, had an amusing policy. Some people called it a harmful superstition even. He never had a pre-release projection for any of his films. Even he would never watch any of his films before they were released in theatres or let other technicians watch it. For several years, he has followed this policy without fail even when many of his friends in the industry cautioned him to be wiser.
However, for the first time, this self-imposed regulation has been broken for Topiwala. Another producer of the film MP Srikanth was instrumental in this. The two producers and a few select friends and technicians watched the film three days ago. Srikanth said, "I forced his (Srinivas) hand. He had never let anyone watch his films before release. But I managed to convince him. By not doing so, we have suffered in a previous film. This is not the time to worry about superstitions and traditions. After watching the film, all of us are happy and I can say with confidence that everyone in the audience will like it. Watching the film gave the confidence and peace of mind."