There is a bit of gossip here though it comes late. Actually anything to do with Rajinikanth is news. Darbar flopped miserably and the people show Murgadoss is his place. There is a meaning if Vijay and Atlee are charging a big sum as they are giving consistent hits but this director seemed to have lost his mojo.
He had charged around 60 crores as his remuneration and yes, Lyca did pay and guess what? On what basis did Rajinikant charge 108 crore? It is because there are 108 beads in a Rudraksha. Laughable isn’t it? The budget of the film was 200 crore, so you can estimate how much must have gone as remunerations to the cast and crew.
Well, coming back to the beads, it is nice to do a japa but using the number on the Rudrakasha Mala to ask remuneration is incredulous, even if it means he is the highest paid actor in India or South India.