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Amala Paul opens up about Vijay Sethupathi’s film: ‘Was thrown out of VSP33’

Amala Paul, who was to star in Vijay Sethupathi’s new film, tentatively titled as VSP33, has been removed from the film.

regional-movies Updated: Jun 27, 2019 15:17 IST
Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times
Karthik Kumar, Hindustan Times
Amala Paul will also star in a film called Aadai.
Amala Paul will also star in a film called Aadai.(Instagram)
         

Actor Amala Paul, in a shocking statement, has revealed that she was thrown out of Vijay Sethupathi’s upcoming Tamil film, dubbed as VSP33, because she was not “production-friendly”. Amala’s statement comes a day after the makers of VSP33 said that she opted out of the film citing date issues with her other projects. Megha Akash was signed as her replacement.

“I am writing out of my great disappointment, as I have been thrown of an ongoing movie, tentatively titled VSP33, stating a simple statement by the production that I am not production-friendly. This statement has put me in great introspection whether I have been supportive or unsupportive to the production houses in my career,” Amala said.

 

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She further wrote that such an accusation has never been laid upon her during her decade-long career by any of her colleagues, peers or acquaintances in the film fraternity. “I can recall, rather vividly, I have in fact lent my support to all my production houses whenever such a situation rose.”

Quoting the example of the film Bhaskar Oru Rascal, Amala said she helped the producer by letting go of a part of her salary. She said she even lent money to the producer when he couldn’t meet his financial obligations at the time of movie’s release.

For her upcoming Tamil release Adho Andha Paravai Pola, Amala said she agreed to stay in a humble village home because the film was made on a strict budget. Recalling an incident on the film’s set, she said that she suffered a ligament tear while performing an action sequence but still shot for over 5 hours than agreed upon earlier. Amala also said she agreed to work on a lower salary cum profit sharing basis for upcoming Tamil thriller Aadai and so far has only been paid the advance.

Amala said that she was in Mumbai shopping for clothes and styling her look for VSP33 when its producer Rathinavaelu Kumar, out of the blue, sent her a message stating that he doesn’t want her in the film as her demands and terms don’t suit their project.

She went to add that the producer didn’t even bother to call her before taking his decision and hastily threw her out of the project. Amala said that it’s plausible he took the decision after the release of Aadai teaser which features her in a naked avatar.

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First Published: Jun 27, 2019 15:17 IST

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