When all the decks were cleared for Vaalu release, theaters cancelled the special morning shows scheduled on the opening day to the frustration of fans. Now, it’s been revealed that the last-minute hurdle was because of Santhanam’s pending salary. It was agreed on mutual terms by the producer and Santhanam that his remuneration will be settled before the film’s release and a letter was signed detailing the same.
So, the lab withheld the film’s release on the first day citing the letter as the reason. Simbu immediately called up Santhanam and the latter had reportedly said, “I don’t have any issues with it. Please release the film immediately.” It is to be noted that it was Simbu who provided a launchpad for Santhanam in cinema via Manmadhan and the latter has repaid it now with his timely help.