An accusation has been made against Ajith, the ‘gentleman’ actor of the industry, of trying to ‘eke out’ more money as his fee from the producer of his upcoming film which is directed by Vishnuvardhan and remains untitled as yet.
Produced by AM Rathnam and A. Raghuram, the film had been titled as Valai by Ajith’s fans who have been flooding the Net with various news, still photos and info on the film. It turns out that Ajith, who normally doesn’t demand his fee specifically, initially told his producer that he would take whatever was given to him as his fee.
After the shoot of the first schedule was wrapped up, it is told Ajith was paid almost half the sum he had been promised. And now the balance has also been fully paid, even before the completion of the film’s second schedule of shoot, it is reported. In fact, the shoot hasn’t yet been fully completed and is still progressing.
With distributors vying with each other to bag the film’s release and distribution rights. The producers have reportedly taken a huge sum as advance payment for selling off the release and distribution rights. However, it is now reported that after Ajith came to know that the film has been ‘sold off’ for a ‘huge’ sum to distributors and exhibitors, Ajith has raised his demand either in cash as fee or the distribution rights for a particular ‘zone’.
On quizzing those on Ajith closer circle, none were even aware of this.