Rajinikanth to be paid Rs 60 crores for ‘Lingaa’

According to the latest buzz, superstar Rajinikanth has been paid a whopping Rs 60 crores for his forthcoming film, ‘Lingaa’. The satellite rights of the film have been sold for Rs 165 crores and Rajinikanth received 60 crores as remuneration.

Recently, ‘Lingaa’ was in news for plagiarism. An aspiring filmmaker KV Ravi Rathinam from Madhurai made an allegation that the story of ‘Lingaa’ has been plagiarised from his script, based on the life of Colonel John Pennycuick.

KS Ravikumar, director of ‘Lingaa’ filed a counter affidavit claiming that Lingaa is based on a story written by Mr. Ponkumaran.

Refuting the allegation, Rajinikanth said plagiarism allegations on his film have been made to tarnish his image. "The name, fame and repute enjoyed by me worldwide have been tarnished as if the film 'Lingaa' is a product of a copy-cat. I have been roped into unnecessary controversy. I hereby reserve my right to proceed against the petitioner for damages. Besides, a film needs to have 13 continuous scenes similar to that of the script written by the complainant for it to be considered as plagiarism. A bare reading of the affidavit filed by the petitioner does not disclose such an allegation," Rajinikanth said, adding that the subject of Mullaperiyar dam and nationalisation of rivers cannot be claimed as a copyright.

‘Lingaa’ directed by, K.S. Ravikumar, stars Anushka, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran, and many more. Oscar winner A.R. Rahman has scored the music of the film.

The 41-second-long teaser released loaded with entertainment. The ‘Lingaa’ teaser is loaded with action, song, dance and drama. The teaser is devoid of any dialogue.