Confirmed: Disha Patani replaces Shruti Haasan, will play titular role in Sangamithra
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Confirmed: Disha Patani replaces Shruti Haasan, will play titular role in Sangamithra

After Shruti Haasan walked out of the project, Disha Patani was chosen to play the titular role in the upcoming historic-drama, Sangamithra.

regional movies Updated: Oct 21, 2017 16:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Disha Patani has been finalised to play the titular role in Sanghamithra.

The filmmakers of Sanghamitra announced on Twitter that MS Dhoni star Disha Patani will be playing the lead role in this historic drama. The ambitious project is bankrolled by Thenandal Studios and stars Jayam Ravi and Arya in the lead roles. The film, directed by Sundar C, initially had Shruti Haasan playing the titular role. However, she walked out of the film citing that the she did not receive ‘a proper bound script or a proper date calendar’.

Putting a stop to rumours that Sangamithra was shelved, producer Hema Rukmani has announced on Twitter on October 21 that Disha Patani will be a part of the Rs 200 crore project. She tweeted, “Exclusive:Introducing @DishPatani as #Sangamithra! @khushsundar @MuraliRamasamy4 @actor_jayamravi @arya_offl @SangamithraOffl.”

Disha, who will be making her debut in a Tamil film also took to Twitter and wrote, “Really very excited for #Sangamitra. Can’t wait to start shooting for this wonderful film.”

Thenandal Studios had launched the film at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and the film is now expected to roll from December 2017. The first look posters of Arya and Jayam Ravi have also been released. A synopsis of sorts about the film was also revealed by the makers, in which they had mentioned that Sangamithra will be set in 8th century AD. The movie will document the journey of Sangamithra, who is out to save her kingdom. When the makers had tweeted the storyline, they had also mentioned that this is not based on any real-life story and that it will be told in two parts.

Currently, Thenandal Studios is courting controversy due to its Diwali release, Mersal, starring Vijay and directed by Atlee.

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First Published: Oct 21, 2017 16:42 IST