Lyca Productions' Mafia starring Arun Vijay and Prasanna in lead roles is scheduled to release on February 21, 2020. The anticipation for Karthik Naren's directorial venture is on a high level. However, rumours are rife that superstar Dhanush may stop the release of Mafia due to his tiff with Lyca.
Dhanush had sold the distribution rights of his Rajinikanth production Kaala (2018) to Lyca Productions. However, after the release, the film turned out to be a disaster at the box office. Lyca reportedly demanded Rs 30 crore from Dhanush for the loss. Dhanush paid Rs 30 crore to the production house and asked for the official bills for the losses. Shockingly, Lyca Productions refused to submit the bills to Dhanush, as per reports.
Since then, Dhanush is still trying to get his money back. As per Valai Pechu report, the VIP actor might not allow Mafia to release next week. Well, Dhanush didn't stop the Darbar (2020) release as his father-in-law Rajinikanth was featured in the same.
The report on Mafia release has been denied by Dhanush's publicist, who contacted Filmibeat. Lyca Productions are yet to comment on the rumour.
Meanwhile, Dhanush is soon to start shooting for his next Hindi film, Atrangi Re. The film also stars Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles. Atrangi Re will be directed by Aanand L Rai and it's scheduled to release on February 14, 2021.
Dhanush's last release Pattas (2020) was a hit at the box office.