Legendary stars Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth, who are good friends, were aggressively competing at one point of time. Well, but today, they are not the same any more. It is also not suprising that the Unviersal Star was getting a better pay than the superstar. All these things were revealed at the press meet of 16 Vayathinile.
"Rajinikanth and I used to release our films almost every Friday
in the 1980s but not anymore. Today, we have slowed down, not
because of our age, but because of budget constraints. We can't
afford to have the release of our big budget films on the same
day," Kamal Hassan told reporters here.
16 Vayathinile has been digitally restored and a press
meet of the same movie was organised on Friday (October 5). It was
made in 1977 and the movie starred Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and
Sridevi in the
lead roles. The Endhiran actor was seen in the negative
character in the superhit flick.
Directed by Bharathiraja, 16 Vayathinile was made on a meagre budget of Rs.4.5 lakh. Speaking at the event, the director revealed the remunerations paid for Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth. Continue reading the story on the slideshow to know it...
Kamal Got Rs, 27,000
Bharathiraja said that the movie bosses had paid
Rs.27,000 to Kamal Hassan to star in the film 16
Rajinikanth Asked Rs 5,000
When it comes to Rajinikanth, the actor wanted Rs 5,000.
But they promised him of giving Rs 3,000.
Rajinikanth Got Rs 2,500
In the end, Rajinikanth was paid on Rs 2,500."Kamal
Hassan was paid Rs.27,000 to star in the film. Rajinikanth wanted
Rs.5,000, but I convinced him for Rs.3,000 and eventually paid only
Rs.2,500. Budget was a big constraint for all of us back then," the
director said at the event.
Padaharella Vayasu In Telugu
Industry members such as filmmaker Bhagyaraj and
actor-filmmaker Parthepan were also present at the event. The film
was remade in Telugu as Padaharella Vayasu with Chandra
Mohan, Mohan Babu and Sridevi in the lead.
16 Vayathinile Marked Debut Of Bharathiraja
16 Vayathinile was the debut movie of
Bharathiraja as a director. The movie met with a strong critical
175 Day Run
The movie also market the debut of comedian Goundamani.
The film became a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the
16 Vayathinile won four State Awards and one
each in the South Filmfare Awards and National Film Awards