It is official now. Nayantara is out of Lingusamy's directorial venture Paiya, produced by his brother Bose under their home banner Thirupathi Pictures. Karthi was supposed to be Nayantara's co-star in this film.
Few months ago, Lingusamy had signed Nayantara for a whooping salary of more of than Rs1 Crore for this project. This is the first time that a Tamil actress has been paid such a huge amount for a movie.
But after Nayantara's movies flopped one after other, the director wanted to make some moderation in her remuneration.
But Nayan refused to reduce her salary and return the advance amount. Since the actress had given dates from last September, she claimed that the amount compensated for her loss due to the director's unwanted delay.
Nayantara said, 'I had given dates for this film from September and for the last three months he was unable to start the shoot due to various reasons. I understood his situation and waited patiently without signing any new film. It is a big loss to me. How will he compensate for this loss? I also came to know that this guy has been spreading rumours against me and approaching some other heroines for the same role in recent days.
This is the reason for my withdrawal from the project..."
Now, according to sources, Lingusamy is planning to approach the powerful producers council to get back his advance amount from Nayantara.