Superstar Rajinikanth spoke about the failures of Soundarya's motion-capture Kochaidaiyaan and KS Ravikumar’s Lingaa at Kaala audio launch recently. “Soundarya is a genius. She listed out a post-production budget to enhance the film's final version. But, I was sure that this film wouldn’t be successful. So, I insisted on releasing the film with the same version," he told. Talking about Lingaa, Rajinikanth said, "I agreed to the story because the main story revolved around building a dam and interlinking of rivers was also a subplot. Interlinking of rivers is my lifetime dream, so I gave my nod immediately. However, the film flunked at the box-office."