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Sangamithra not shelved, makers rope in Disha Patani after Shruti Haasan’s exit

Sangamithra, the magnum opus from filmmaker Sundar C, will roll from December. Many had feared that the film had been shelved after Shruti Haasan walked out of the film.

regional movies Updated: Sep 25, 2017 11:40 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Sangamithra,Sundar C,Shruti Haasan
Disha Patani will play the role Shruti Haasan was supposed to play.(Instagram)

Filmmaker Sundar C’s magnum opus Sangamithra was launched amidst lot of hype earlier this year in Cannes International Film Festival. The project was announced with Shruti Haasan and she even underwent training in action for nearly a month in London, preparing herself for the role. In an unfortunate turn of events, she walked out of the project as she wasn’t handed over the full script of the film as promised when she signed the project. Unsure of the full graph of her character, she chose to exit the project, much to the surprise of everybody. Since then, the makers have been trying to find a replacement, amidst rumours that the project was shelved.

According to latest reports, the makers have signed Disha Patani as a replacement to Shruti Haasan, and the project is set to roll from December. While the makers are yet to make an official announcement regarding signing Disha, actress-politician Khushbhu Sundar, wife of Sundar C, on Sunday confirmed the project will roll from December. Apparently, Disha was signed a month ago but since the complete team hasn’t been put together, they refrained from making an announcement.

Tipped to be made on a lavish scale, the film happens to the most expensive project in the careers of its director Sundar C and its makers, Sri Thenandal Studios. It is also rumoured that the film is most likely to be made into two parts. Going the Baahubali way, the first part will feature Arya while the second one will star Jayam Ravi, who had said that he will start training for the project and also beef up to play a very challenging role. Arya, who hasn’t had a hit in a long time, has pinned all his hopes on this film as he wishes to bounce back strongly. Double Oscar-winning AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music and he has apparently already completed a song. The film will also be made in Telugu and Hindi but maybe not simultaneously along with its Tamil version.

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First Published: Sep 25, 2017 11:40 IST