Eros International and Ayngaran International
have finally washed their hands off their
prestigious mega budget project - Endhiran.
Putting all speculations to rest, Sun Pictures,
an unit of Sun TV, has brought this multilingual
film for a whopping Rs. 165 crores.
The production house – Eros International
had produced two Bollywood flicks Drona
and Yuvvraj recently. But these films did
not do well at the box office and the production
house was reeling under severe financial
pressure ever since these releases. It is
said that the producers were looking for
a suitable "buyer" to sell Endhiran,
as they could not continue with the project.
The major factor that was taken into consideration
during the discussion with Sun Pictures
was Rajinikanth's call sheet. It is said
that Rajini was due to take part in the
shooting from December 19th, 2008 to January
30th 2009. The next schedule was due to
commence from February 4th onwards. The
producers probably did not want to waste
this all-important call sheet and therefore
settled for a quick solution.
With director Shankar in no mood to compromise
on the production cost of the movie, the
extremely high advance amount that Eros
International had paid to some of the top
actors and actresses from Bollywood for
future projects and the overall global economic
meltdown, are the other factors attributed
to their inability to support Endhiran any
further. An official announcement is expected
from Sun Pictures.