By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Producer -Director Keyar has announced that he will sue actor dhanush following his tarnishing statements against the producer over his salary dues. Currently dhanush is engaged in the filming of Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram which is being produced by Keyar. According to Danush, the producer had agreed to give him Rs.1.75 cr as salary for the film. After the completion of the talky portion, Danush claimed that the producer will have to give him Rs.85 lacs. He has filed a complaint against Keyar for the same in Tamil film producer's council. Rama Narayanan, The president of the Association has called both sides for negotiation.
Meanwhile, Keyar has issued a statement over the issue. According to him, Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram is a remake of Kannada super hit Jogi. This film is being made amidst the failures of Danush films like Adu Oru Kanakaalam and Pudupettai. The actual salary agreed to by Danush at that time was Rs. 1 cr. Till date he has paid Rs. 88 lakhs to Danush and the remaining balance is Rs.12 lakhs only. He wonders why Danush is claiming Rs. 85 lakhs as his dues. Keyar says that he is ready to show the agreement papers also as an evidence for the same. But Danush side is not placated as yet, and is giving statement after statement on this issue.
In context of the issue, Keyar released a statement today in which he blasted the actor for his 'discourteous activities'. If the actor continued with the same in future, he will have to file a lawsuit against him. After seeing the Keyar statement, Rajini, the father- in- law of Danush, might decide to get involved in this issue. Since Keyar is a very close friend of Rajini, this issue might get settled amicably after his intervention only.
By: Settu Shankar