Courtesy: Cinesouth Friday, January 19, 2007 In giving as well as keeping it a secret, there's none to beat Ajith.
Because of the reduction in cinema ticket rates, the theatre owners came to a decision that in the name of minimum guarantee, no advance will be given to distributors. This upset the distributors who then approached the producers, asking them to reduce the area price. In reaction, the producers delved into the salary packet of the stars.
They demanded that heroes should reduce their acting fee, otherwise their films will not be released for Pongal. Vijay and Vishal did not accept that. 'Pokkiri' and 'Thamirabarani' got released anyway.
However it is reported that Ajith returned a part of his salary, that amounts to nearly 2 crores.