Hansika Motwani is said to have been paid Rs.1 crore to play Sivakarthikeyan’s love interest in his current project ‘Maan Karate’.
Sivakarthikeyan, the television anchor-turned-hero, has established himself as a salable hero in Tamil films among small and medium budget producers with his back-to-back hits this year , Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga and Ethir Neechal.
Hansika, who initially was hesitating to pair up opposite upcoming hero Sivakarthikeyan, later agreed to do so after she was offered Rs.1 crore as fee. The film’s shoot commenced a few days back with a muhurat function in Chennai. Sivakarthikeyan is also said to have been paid more than Rs.1 crore for the film produced by P. Madhan on behalf of his Escape Artist Motion Pictures.
Maan Karate is directed by debutant Thirukumaran, a former associate of director-producer A.R. Murugadoss. Besides the lead pair, Vidyut Jamwal and Nasser play significant roles in the film.