It is rumoured strongly in Kollywood the sizzling Sameera Reddy is likely step into Anushka’s shoes to replace her as ‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan’s heroine in his upcoming film ‘Viswaroopam’. Sameera Reddy, who debuted in Tamil films opposite Suriya in Gautham Menon’s ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’, is slowly but surely increasing her fan base and popularity in Tamil films of late.
‘Viswaroopam’ has been mired in various difficulties ever since the launch of the film announced a few months back. At the outset, Kamal signed up Bollywood’s young sensation Sonakshi Sinha as the heroine. Sonakshi, who waited patiently for a month or so for the film’s shooting to commence, opted out of the film saying that the producer had ‘wasted’ her call-sheet dates.
Selvaraghavan, who was to direct the film, quit during the story-discussion stage citing some ‘misunderstanding’ with Kamal who later decided to direct the film on his own. It was reported a week ago that the lanky Anushka has been signed up as heroine opposite Kamal. The film’s shooting, though, had already started in right earnest and even the first schedule had been completed in a huge set erected for the purpose at a private engineering college on the outskirts of Chennai. Reports now say that Anushka has also opted out of the film.
Why? Anushka’s reported withdrawal at the eleventh hour has apparently upset the crew which was about to leave for Jordan for the second schedule of shooting. Now that a second heroine has exited from the film, Kamal is said to be seriously thinking about casting Sameera Reddy as the heroine.
Surely, you haven’t heard the last word about the casting!