The latest of news is that Karthi is being offered a whopping Rs 6 crore to do his next film, a 300 per cent increase in salary! Never before in history of Tamil films has a star dominated the box-office on a continuous back to back hits right from debut.
Karthi, in fact, has been the star of 2010 as, within a space of eight months, he has had a hat-trick of hits — Aayirathil Oruvan, Paiyaa and now, Naan Mahaan Alla. And is among the top five saleable stars in the industry along side brother Surya, a fantastic feat by any yardstick.
A leading theatre owner in Chennai says “I know star ratings, based purely on box-office collections, is a very sensitive subject in Tamil Nadu. However, now, nobody can deny that Karthi has an opening. All his three films released this year took fantastic opening which is the true sign of a superstar. It means audiences are willing to pay money to come to the theatre to see the star. Among the new breed of stars, I’m betting big on him,“.