If the latest buzz is true, then it looks like Suriya has now become the highest paid star in K-Town. Trade sources are claiming the actor is getting paid ` 15 crore outright salary and ` 15 crore for the Telugu rights for his film with Lingusamy. If this is indeed true, then it puts the actor at the top of the big league in Kollywood.
A trade source, on condition of anonymity, tells us, “Suriya has a number of films lined up, both for release and for which he will start work on this year. And he will receive ` 30 crore for his latest film, which includes the ` 15 crore Telugu rights of the movie as well.” The actor has a very big market in Andhra Pradesh as his popularity has been growing extensively over the last few years.
The source continues, “For Maattrraan, he was paid ` 12 crore outright plus the Telugu rights, which were said to be around ` 15 crore, making it a gross of ` 27 crore. And for his film with Lingusamy, he has been offered Rs 15 crore as outright payment. The Telugu rights, estimated at ` 15 crore, is said to make up the rest of his remuneration. In the current scenario, he surpasses his contemporaries in Kollywood.”
While Lingusamy remained unavailable for comment as he was out of the country, his brother, Subashchandra Bose, declined to comment. He said, “I’m not at liberty to discuss remuneration. All I can tell you is that the film will go on floors from February, 2013.”