Renowned superstar Rajinikanth is set to make a grand comeback to the silver screen with Lal Salaam, scheduled to hit theaters this Friday. Following the tremendous success of Jailer last year, this marks his highly anticipated return to the theatrical scene. Given that the character in Lal Salaam differs from his usual commercial ventures, fans are buzzing with curiosity about the film.
Despite primarily featuring in Kollywood films, Rajinikanth’s impact transcends regional boundaries, with his Tamil movies enjoying widespread popularity across India and a massive fan base internationally. Although Jailer had a narrower release focusing on the Tamil and Telugu versions, it emerged as one of the top-grossing blockbusters of 2023, raking in over 600 crores worldwide.
Given his enduring appeal, even at the age of 73, Rajinikanth commands a substantial fee for his film appearances. For Lal Salaam, the iconic actor has reportedly been paid a substantial amount for his extended cameo. According to reports from Track Tollywood, Rajinikanth’s cameo in the film is of significant importance, spanning approximately 30-40 minutes, for which he has commanded a staggering fee of 40 crores.
Yes, you read that correctly! It may seem astounding, but Rajinikanth’s reported compensation for his extended cameo is indeed a whopping 40 crores. Considering the estimated 40-minute appearance, the superstar’s fee translates to a remarkable 1 crore per minute in Lal Salaam. While the figure is undeniably substantial, it underscores the immense value that Rajinikanth’s presence brings to the film, evident in the buzz surrounding its impending release.
In addition to Rajinikanth’s involvement, Lal Salaam also marks the return of his eldest daughter, Aishwarya Rajinikanth, after a hiatus of 9 years. The film features Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth in pivotal roles, with music composed by the legendary AR Rahman. Produced by Lyca Productions and distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies, Lal Salaam is poised to make a significant impact upon its release.