Music director Anirudh Ravichander has reportedly ‘returned’ the advance amount paid to him to score music for at least six films which are to release in future. Nephew of Latha Rajinikanth, Anirudh debuted as music director in Kollywood with last year’s 3 which starred Dhanush and Shruti Haasan in lead roles and also marked the directorial debut of his cousin Aishwarya.
The Why This Kolaveri Di song in the film made Anirudh popular all over the world. Sung and penned by Dhanush, the song became immensely popular even among non-Tamil speaking communities. Despite his controversial affair with playback singer-cum-actress Andrea Jeremiah, Anirudh managed to deliver a hat-trick of (musical) hits in the form of 3, Ethir Neechal and Vanakkam Chennai.
Slowly yet steadily, Anirudh’s stature in the industry started moving upward. He now has three big films on his hands in Dhanush’s home production Velaiyilla Pattathari, Sivakarthikeyan’s Maan Karate and Vijay’s untitled next film directed by Murugadoss.
Anirudh had also agreed to score music for Balaji Mohan’s Vaai Moodi Pesava and Malayalam megastar Mammottty’s son Dulqar Salmaan’s debut film in Tamil.
However, Anirudh has reportedly opted out of both the above-said films and has also returned the advance amount paid to him by the producers for scoring the music.
In fact, Anirudh is said to have returned the advance amount to the respective producers of as many as six films as he wants to concentrate hard on his pending projects before taking up new assignments.
In an industry where money is the major driving force, Anirudh’s determination to deliver goods in a ‘good manner’ and not worry about the money is appreciable indeed!