Sangamitra: Disha Patani confirmed as Shruti Haasan's replacement in Tamil historical drama
Chennai: Actress Disha Patani has replaced Shruti Haasan as the lead in the upcoming Tamil historic drama Sangamitra.
Disha took to Twitter on 21 October to share her excitement about joining the project.
"Really very excited for ‘Sangamitra'. Can't wait to start shooting for this wonderful film," Disha tweeted.
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) October 21, 2017
Earlier, Shruti Haasan walked out of the project stating that she did not receive "a full bound script and a proper date calendar." Producer Hema Rukmani of Thenandal Studios later issued a statement and said, "Shruti Haasan didn’t opt out. We decided that we could not work together effectively."
This year, the entire Sangamitra team (along with Haasan) appeared at the Cannes Film Festival and showcased their project. Rukmani had said during the festival, "We've received a lot of queries from [the] Chinese and other distributors. Everyone has shown a lot of interest in the film."
However, according to some reports, soon after Haasan called it quits, the makers had approached Patani. But due to the pre-production of the film, which includes intricate art designing, costumes, and set-up — enough to match the eighth century setting of the story — the makers didn't officially announce it.
Helmed by Sundar C and produced by Sri Thenandal Films, the film will also be released in Telugu and Hindi. It will also star Jayam Ravi and Arya, will have music by AR Rahman.
The shooting for Sangamitra starts in December this year.
(With inputs from IANS)