Sangamitra: Disha Patani confirmed as Shruti Haasan's replacement in Tamil historical drama

Disha Patani replaces Shruti Haasan in the historical drama Sangamitra after the latter opted out of the project, stating unavoidable circumstances.

FP Staff October 21, 2017 20:09:02 IST
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.

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."

Sangamitra Disha Patani confirmed as Shruti Haasans replacement in Tamil historical drama

Sangamitra poster (top); Disha Patani (left); Shruti Haasan (right). Images via Facebook

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)

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