Now, Vikramasimha didn’t have production issues but distributors are unwilling to put in 70 croes for Tamilnadu and overseas rights, unsure about the acceptance of animated avatars. Even before, the first producer of Robo, (actor Arunpandian and his friends production house backed out after director Shankar spent 25 crores for one song out of the first installment of 30 crore budget). After reportedly waiting for 10 days, Sun TV boss, took up the project and spent 100 crores and saved the respect of Rajni’, otherwise, it would have been shelved.
Much before it, director Shankar narrated the script of Sivaji and Rajni liked it, but when director quoted 60 crores, budget, Rajni had to personally, call up Mr. Guhan, of AVM Productions, to take the project forward and it was made and released. Next time around, Rajni should insist directors to come up with scripts with reasonable budgets, instead of over-sized projects. If Rajni can’t pull off 100 crore market, than no south star could do it.