Tamil producers to tighten noose on payments to heroes?
This has been an issue which has never been resolved to the satisfaction of the producers
This has been an issue which has never been resolved to the satisfaction of the producers. Yet, the burden of astronomical amounts charged by leading heroes has bothered the Tamil film industry no end for a long time now.
While heroes like Rajinikanth and Vijay have virtually kept themselves non-negotiable in this regard, the producers, as media reports say in Tamil press are trying to pressurize the second rung of heroes whose remunerations too are seen to be very high.
While ' Chiyaan' Vikram charges Rs 18 crore, Vishal and Vijay Sethupathi are in the Rs 12 crore bracket, say film circles.
Proposing to set up a committee involving various stakeholders of the industry, it is being reported that the producers are wanting these heroes to go for a 25 per cent reduction in their fee.
Given that all such efforts have failed in the past, it would be interesting to see, in these lockdown times, whether such endeavours will bear fruit.