Moving into it’s second schedule shoots in hometown Theni, Director Bala’s Paradesi (earlier titled Eriyum Thanal ) has some new changes to cope with. The film starring Vedhika and Atharva in lead roles did invite actress Pooja’s participation in a supporting role. Though she signed up for the film, Pooja decidedly slipped out at the last moment.
Director Bala had promised the actress a memorable role in the movie. Having worked with the National award-winning director in Naan Kaduval, she did accept the Paradesi role with both hands initially.The Sri Lankan based actress sounded rather helpless when she said, “I am disappointed not to make it for Bala sir’s film. It was such a promising role but the strikes delayed things and I couldn’t reschedule my dates.” Pooja also has a Sinhala film at hand. Heading for the shoots in Australia, she explained her non-availability for Bala’s Paradesi. Stepping in for Pooja is Aravaan actress Dhansika who is done with the photo shoots already. Bala has briefed her about her role, going for a de-glam look. The 2nd schedule Paradesi schedule that started on May 2nd will go on for 60 days in Bala’s hometown Theni itself. Working under Vasanthabalan for Aravaan.and now a national award-winning director, Dhansika is surely strumming all the right strings.