Pawan Kalyan and director S J Surya share a good friendship. So Surya walking out from Pawan Kalyan's movie just before the commencement of regular shooting came as a big surprise to everyone.
He preferred acting in Mahesh Babu - Murugadoss movie and other Tamil films than directing this movie was the reason given for his walkout. But real reason is different, say a source now. Two months after he came out from this movie, it has now been revealed that Surya was offered low remuneration.
Pawan Kalyan and his producer friend have agreed to pay Surya less than Rs 1 Cr as remuneration for the movie as he didn't deliver any hits in the recent times. Though Surya as director is not having hits, the amount was paltry for his stature. And he is in demand as actor. After he won great reviews for his stellar performance in Tamil movie “Iraivi”, Suryah got many offers with huge remuneration.
When he asked the producer to increase the remuneration, he got negative answer. So he volunteered to step down as director from the movie. Buzz is that Surya is now getting more than Rs 2 Cr for Mahesh Babu's movie for playing as villain for just 45 days.