A couple of years back, T Siva of Amma Creation had accused Atlee for high remuneration and also for wasting producer’s money. This was after the release of his blockbuster entertainer Mersal featuring Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role. However, his views on Atlee have changed now, he also regrets for blaming Atlee out of anger and haste. He opened up about this issue during a live interaction with Galatta’s VJ Mohan. This statement reads as follows: 
“Sometimes, when we try to support a producer, we tend to go a little overboard. My focus at that point of time was only to save the producer who was struggling. But later, I got to know more about how Atlee went out of his way and helped the producer with compensation after the release of Mersal. I came to know some unknown facts and that’s when I realized, what I said about Atlee was wrong. But I wish to instate what I said back then, no matter how big the success of your film is, remember to keep a note of the profit that your producer gets out of your film. A big success, can double an actor’s salary but has your producer got at least half of your salary?”