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Suriya 44 – Pooja Hegde hikes fees; charges THIS whopping amount for Suriya, Karthik Subbaraj’s film?

Pooja Hegde is set to make a comeback to Tamil cinema with Suriya’s 44th film, which is tentatively titled Suriya 44. The actress reportedly hiked her fee for the project.

Suriya 44 – Pooja Hegde hikes fees; charges THIS whopping amount for Suriya, Karthik Subbaraj’s film?

Pooja Hegde and Suriya

Last Updated: 06.29 PM, Jun 18, 2024

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Suriya 44, the highly anticipated project, marks the first collaboration of Suriya and director Karthik Subbaraj. The shooting of the untitled movie, which is touted to be a period action drama, started rolling in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, recently. Popular actress Pooja Hegde has been roped in to play the female lead opposite the National Award-winning actor, in the film. If the recent reports are to be believed, the Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo actress, who is set to make a comeback to Tamil cinema, has hiked her fees for Suriya 44.

Pooja Hegde charges THIS whopping amount for Suriya 44?

Pooja Hegde.
Pooja Hegde.

According to the grapevine, Pooja Hegde was earlier charging approximately Rs. 3 to 3.5 crore, per film. However, the actress who is now set to make a comeback to South cinema after a short gap, has hiked her fees. The rumour mills suggest that Pooja has charged Rs. 4 crore for the upcoming Suriya-starrer directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The actress is reportedly playing an author-backed role in Suriya 44, which marks her first onscreen collaboration with both the National Award-winning actor and the acclaimed filmmaker.

Suriya 44 first-shot video raises expectations

The Suriya 44 first-shot video, which was released on social media on the day the film went on floors, created quite a stir on social media. The one-of-a-kind video, which is a first-time attempt in Tamil cinema, featured leading man Suriya in a never-seen-before avatar. The stunning visuals and electrifying background score added immense intensity to the video, which immediately went viral. From the Suriya 44 first-shot video, it is safe to assume that director Karthik Subbaraj is set to create a memorable cinematic experience with the untitled project.

Suriya in the Suriya 44 First Shot video.
Suriya in the Suriya 44 First Shot video.

Along with Suriya and Pooja Hegde, the highly anticipated project features a stellar star cast including Jayaram, Joju George, Karunakaran, and others in pivotal roles. Santhosh Narayanan is composing songs and the original score for the Karthik Subbaraj directorial. Shreyaas Krishna is the director of photography. Shafique Mohamed Ali handles the editing. Jacki heads the production design team. Suriya 44 is bankrolled by Suriya’s home banner, 2D Entertainment.

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