Is what Dhanush said about Kaala is true?

Is what Dhanush said about Kaala is true?

If you thought there can't be a bigger joke than 'Kaala', here it is.  Actor-producer Dhanush's Wunderbar Films has claimed that the Rajinikanth-starrer is a profitable venture.  

"We would like to dispel rumours run in few articles on #Kaala. Contrary to it, #Kaala is a successful and profitable project for Wunderbar Films and we thank Superstar for the opportunity given to us. We also thank the audience for the positive response given to the film (sic)," the producer house has said.

Nothing is farther from the truth.  It may have rained moolah for Dhanush and Co, but the distributors have suffered huge losses in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

The film's gross is not more than Rs. 150 crores.  But it had to earn a share of Rs. 280 crores to make profits for distributors.