Lokesh Kanagaraj, with a mere five films under his belt including ‘Maanagaram’, ‘Kaithi’, ‘Master’, ‘Vikram’, and ‘Leo’, has swiftly ascended to become one of the most in-demand filmmakers in India. Currently, he’s engrossed in the post-production phase of Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Leo’, set to hit the screens on October 19th.
The grapevine is abuzz with the news that Lokesh will be at the helm of Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming ‘Thalaivar 171’. This collaboration is slated to commence once Rajinikanth wraps up ‘Thalaivar 170’, directed by T.J Gnanavel.
But what’s truly grabbing headlines is the rumored remuneration for Lokesh Kanagaraj. Word on the street suggests that he has been offered a staggering Rs 60 crores for ‘Thalaivar 171’. To put this into perspective, Atlee, currently the top-earning Tamil director, reportedly pocketed Rs. 50 Crores for his project following Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’. If these whispers about Lokesh’s compensation are accurate, he could soon be crowned not only as the highest earner in Kollywood but also as one of the elite directors in Indian cinema, joining the ranks of luminaries like S.S. Rajamouli.
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