Surya seems to have just set a new record in terms of remuneration in Tamil film industry. The Ghajini star, who is one of the most wanted actors of South India, is reportedly getting an unbelievable cheque to star in forthcoming bilingual movie.
If reports are to be believed, Surya is getting somewhere around Rs 30 crore to star in N Lingusamy's next project. While he will be paid straight Rs 15 crore for the Tamil version, he is approximately getting the same amount through the Telugu rights that sums up to Rs 30 crore.
The makers of the film considered him because of his ever-growing market in Andhra Pradesh and sealed the deal. It is said to be the highest ever remuneration for a South actor, claim reports.
Meanwhile, it is also said that Surya is being paid Rs 27 crore for Maattrraan. He got straight Rs 15 crore for the Tamil version and he is getting around Rs 15 crore for the Telugu version taking the total to Rs 27 crore.