A famous national daily recently released a list of top directors in Tamil along with their salaries. This has angered the veteran director Gautham Vasudev Menon who retorted with sarcasm on his post on a social media channel. He wrote "Wow, my film making skills are worth 4 crores is it? My friends from engineering will be jealous and some happy."
The list shows 15 directors along with their average salary per project. Here GVM was in the 8th position with 4 crores remuneration, while Mani Ratnam was in the 3rd position with 5 crores. Shankar tops the list at 15 croresand AR Murugadoss 2nd, at 12 crore rupees. What has angered GVM is that the newspaper has quoted his probable salary and also many of his colleagues'. "I thought it's basic etiquette taught at the age of 5 to not ask a woman how old she is and a man how much he earns. This is not just about me. I speak on behalf of my colleagues (those who have been mentioned or overlooked) who feel the same way" said the enraged director.