Lyca makes shocking charge against Rekhs

Days after Rekhs, a popular subtitler in the south Indian film industry, opened up about Production giant Lyca allegedly not paying her dues, the production house has responded to her charges.

In a statement, Lyca said that the company usually allots a budget of 50 thousand for a film irrespective of the scale, but, Rekhs demanded a salary two lakhs for superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0.

 “The amount quoted by her was not agreeable  by us. Out of her own will, she completed the work and said we could discuss the compensation later. She subsequently reached out to us, but the rate she expected was not acceptable by us,” it said.

Stating that her recent claims are false, it added: “Ten days ago we offered to pay her one lakh out of goodwill, even though it wasn’t a part of the budget agreed by us. She wasn’t ready to settle to this and demanded 2 lakhs, which is definitely not the market rate.”

Lyca Productions said that it was ready to settle with Rekhs at the price that the company has decided. “We as a production house, produce various films of varying genres and budgets engage many vendors.

We do not default on payments, we only negotiate as per normal trade practice. This outburst to the media, has been with the sole intention to defame us. Since this has been made public, we would like to state on record that we are ready to settle the amount of Rs 1 lakh.”

Earlier, Rekhs said, “I do not want to give up. It is unfair to not be paid for the work you did. I am only asking them to pay me for the work I did for the film’s Tamil version. My Hindi and Telugu subtitles, too, were used for Amazon Prime and that also needs to be accounted for.”