Director K.V Anand‘s Jeeva-Karthika-Ajmal-Piaa starrer ‘Ko‘ has already become the super-hit movie of the year. The film, which has a racy script, awesome performances by the lead actors and titillating music to back up the story, has turned out to be a runaway success at almost all the centres it was screened.
Trade pundits have predicted that the film might end up raking in more than Rs.40 crores by the time it completes its ‘first run’. Incidentally, Anand’s previous film ‘Ayan‘ too was the most successful movie of the year 2009 when it released. Obviously, successive hits – rather super-hits – have sky-rocketed the fee Anand demands (and gets) to direct his movies.
Anand, whose next film ‘Maatraan‘ would be starring Surya in the lead, has reportedly been paid a whopping sum of Rs.5 crores to direct the film. With due credit to Anand’s film-making abilities, it ought to be pointed out that Anand’s films have always been assisted by the twin-authors Su-Ba whose contributions have been immense in making the films click in a big way at the box-office.
The duo of Su-Ba, who have been with Anand ever since his directorial debut with ‘Kanaa Kandein‘, have continued to assist him as on date and would be doing so in the future too, hopefully. Reports say that the duo has declined offers from leading directors to come and work for their films.
That’s what loyalty is all about, isn’t it?