Comedian Santhanam is on a roll. The busiest comedian of Kollywood is in raptures after accolades are pouring in for his performance in 'Siruthai'. Actor Suriya who met Santhanam has said that the one liners of Santhanam in the film were as hilarious as the ones of legendary Goundamani sir. He even said the best comedian award for 2011 will be reserved for Santhanan.
But the rise in popularity has also made Santhanam costlier. The comedian who was getting remuneration depending on the budget of the film has now consolidated his fee. The new rate card says Santhanam is charging Rs. 30 lakhs for a film which will take only 15 days of his work. If one needs more days, he will be charging an additional 5 lakhs per day.
Wonder how many comedians managed to reach this height before in the early years of their career!