Looks like producers are not yet comfortable in investing a king's ransom for movies that have 'Chiyaan' Vikram in the lead as his upcoming project Marma Manithan is finding it hard to withhold a producer.
Having said that, Shibu Thameens, one of the producers of Ilayathalapathy Vijay's recently released Puli, has come forward to fund the relatively high budget movie, but not before two bankrollers backed out of the project.
After Kalaipuli S Thanu decided to let go off the movie citing his commitment towards other projects like Vijay 59 and Rajinikanth's Kabali, Ayngaran International too, backed away at the very last minute.
Though Kalaipuli S Thanu's decision was accompanied by a reason, it is still not clear why Ayngaran International gave up on the project.
But a reliable source has indicated that the decision might've been taken due to the escalating budget of Marma Manithan. Interestingly, it was recently reported that the production company had actually requested Vikram to reduce his salary.
Now with Ayngaran backing out of the project, speculations are rife that Vikram's salary and the huge budget of the film might sum up to form a hefty amount, forcing producers to think twice before involving themselves in the project.
Having battled out his own issues post the release of Puli, Shibu Thameens' decision to fund yet another high budget film is respectable.
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