Recently, there were reports that after Rajinikanth's film Darbar incurred heavy loss, distributors were planning to meet the superstar to request for compensation. The film released with 400 screens on January 9, a few days ahead of Pongal. Rajinikanth played the role of a cop after nearly 25 years on screen. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film is directed by AR Murugadoss. The distributors who suffered losses in crores are now demanding compensation from the makers.
Reportedly, a few days ago, several distributors landed up in front of Rajinikanth's house in Chennai to meet and talk about the compensation. However, they did not get permission to meet the star. The distributors even sought permission to meet filmmaker AR Murugadoss.
As per reports, Murugadoss has been receiving threats for the last couple of weeks and hence he has filed a petition with the Madras High Court seeking police protection for his residence. The distributors also approached Lyca Production for help, but the production house stated that they themselves incurred losses. This is when the distributors decided to approach the superstar. It is said that the distributors suffered a loss of nearly 30% of the total amount they invested in the film.
It is speculated that Rajinikanth's fee is one of the reasons for the loss. The actor apparently charged 50% of the total budget as his remuneration. However, no official confirmation has been made on the same.