Distributors of Rajinikanth starrer film Lingaa faced massive losses due to the film’s unsuccessful earnings. For which they had submitted a plea asking refund of Rs 35 crores. Due to the rejection of the plea the distributors have now decided to go on a mass begging protest.
According to the distributors the film has earned more than 100 crores from Eros International. “Last month it was decided we would be compensated after extensive accounting of the losses. And for this, Rajini sir had appointed his friend and distributor Tirupur Subramaniam, who ascertained the quantum loss suffered by us. However, the producer is unwilling to pay Rs.35 crore,” distributor Singaravadivelan stated.
He further added, “The amount we claim as refund is far less than the salary paid to Rajinikanth. If Eros had paid so much to buy the film, we don’t understand why it is difficult for producer Venkatesh to refund us when he had promised us that the film will do better business than ‘Enthiran’.”
After the hunger strike done by the distributors, producer Venkatesh had offered a 10 percent reimbursement. The distributors turned down the offer and are now prepping to go on a mass begging protest right outside superstar Rajinikanth’s house.
“They’ve made us beg for the refund. And we will do it as we’ve run out of options. We will beg right outside Rajinikanth’s house,” the distributor Singaravadivelan stated.
Eros International’s Lingaa is touted to be one of the biggest films of Rajinikanth as his fans get to see him in live action after a gap of more than 4 years after Robot, starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty.
“Lingaa” is Directed by KS Ravikumar and Produced by Rockline Venkatesh.