Rajinikanth can't be blamed for Lingaa losses: TN producers' body

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 16:15 IST

Rajinikanth's last film Lingaa has been mired in one controversy after another from the time of its making. The issue of distributors who suffered huge losses and their demand for Rajinikanth to pay up simply won't die.

The Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC) has strongly condemned the decision of the distributors of Lingaa to go on a mass begging protest and hold superstar Rajinikanth accountable for the film's losses.

"Rajini sir's films have always had very high success rate. People who are usually associated with his films have mostly gained. It's unfair to hold him responsible for the losses of his film Lingaa. We strongly condemn the decision of the distributors to beg for compensation," read a statement from TFPC.

A group of distributors of Lingaa, who suffered heavy losses, had requested a refund of about Rs 35 crore.

When producer Rockline Venkatesh agreed to settle only about 10 percent of the losses, the distributors decided to go on a begging protest outside Rajinikanth's residence in Chennai.

"It's unethical to harass Rajinikanth sir and producer Venkatesh. This matter has to be resolved amicably," added the statement.

Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, Lingaa had released on Rajinikanth's birthday last year December 12. It also featured Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty in important roles.

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