Titled Iddarammayilatho, Puri’s original choice was Tapasee Pannu.
Puri, who sent for Tapasee, told her clearly that she would be finalized as the heroine only if she reduced her ‘flab’ and presented herself in a better shape when the shooting was to commence. But Tapasee couldn meet Puris expectation and had to exit from the film, And Amala was offered the role with the same condition put down.
This has clearly made Amala uneasy off late and has forced her to spend as much as 3-4 hours per day in the gym.
Incidentally, Amala also has a couple of Telugu films in Naayak and Janda Pai Kapiraju already in her kitty which are under various stages of production.
Amala other project In Tamil, wherein she plays ‘Jayam’ Ravi’s heroine is Samuthirakkan’s upcoming directorial venture titled Nimirndhu Nil.