Even though Rajinikanth's latest release "Lingaa" has entered the elite ₹100 crore club, the KS Ravikumar directorial has been in news for all the wrong reasons.
Despite getting good box office reports, the distributors, who spent fancy amounts of money to get the rights of the comeback film of the superstar, have reportedly incurred losses.
However, the South Indian Film Artistes' Association (SIFAA) aka Nadigar Sangam on Friday stated that the distributors' decision to hold the superstar responsible for the film's losses, instead of the producers, was "unfair". Some distributors of the action drama film even demanded compensation from the superstar for their losses.
"The success of any film lies in the hands of the audience. Just like every other business, loss and gain is also part of film business. 'Lingaa' was one of the highly anticipated films and was expected to do well. But it's unfair to approach the hero of the film for losses," read a statement from SIFAA, according to IANS.
SIFAA has also requested the distributors to settle the issue with the producers instead of blaming the actor.
Earlier, Rajinikanth had paid the compensation to some distributors when his films "Baba" and "Kuselan" failed to meet their expectations at the box office.