While superstar Rajinikanth is a very excited person post the success of his latest release, the Karthik Subbaraj directorial Petta, he has also decided on his next, which would be with director AR Murugadoss. This project will be funded by Lyca Productions. There were some talks going on in Kollywood that there could be remuneration hiccoughs with regards to Rajinikanth. It was said that he had sought more than Rs 50 crores as his salary for the AR Murugadoss film, as his film Petta has become a huge success. Some sources say that he wanted Rs 100 crores. However, now the matter appears to have been resolved but we are yet to know what exactly was the salary offered to the 2.0 hero.
Now, after the information on the producers, lead hero and director, we have one more update on this film. Eminent cinematographer Santhosh Sivan will be cranking the camera for Rajini 166. He shared this information through his official Twitter handle.
This is a happy development for the film as Santhosh Sivan is known for his aesthetic angles and lighting. On his other professional commitments, he is involved with his directorial venture - Jack and Jill in Malayalam, which features Manju Warrier in the lead.
With this star DoP on board, we can slowly but surely expect confirmations over the rest of the cast and crew as well.