Vijay was specially trained by the Canada-based magician Raman Sharma for the role and now the magician is claiming that the production house is yet to settle his payment dues.

Not paid for working in Mersal yet claims magician
Flix Kollywood Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 17:55

Vijay starrer Mersal, released last year, was one of the biggest hits in the star’s career. This action thriller had Vijay in triple roles and one of the roles was that of a magician. He was specially trained by the Canada-based magician Raman Sharma for the role and now the magician is claiming that the production house is yet to settle his payment dues.

Raman Sharma posted a video on Twitter, in which he says, “I gave five months of my life to Mersal. And here I am in Canada, 14 months, 15 almost, since the movie was released and I still haven’t gotten paid… It’s been a very, very stressful process for me to try and get my money back from these guys. When I met them, they were super sweet, and in fact, I never hesitated once about the five times I had to come to India, forgetting my family in Canada, so that I could help the movie be the best movie it could be. I have a lot of myself. And 14 months later, the head, Mr R Murali, is ignoring my phone calls. In August, when I reached out to him, one last time, I got this message, ‘Good morning, Raman. Just saw your message. Will talk to the manager regarding the payment. Will clear before this month. Will ask Shenthil to coordinate with you. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.’ Since then I’ve been to India and called up these guys, but they don’t answer my calls. They hang up when I call. And do you know what the interesting thing is? This movie has to do with ethics and corruption. How ethical is this?” 

Raman has also shared his WhatsApp conversation with the producer screenshots.

According to a report in Times of India, a source from the production house had clarified that Raman had been paid an amount for his work and if there are any dues, it will be looked into and settled.


 

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