Several newspaper reports claimed that Madonna Sebastian, who is debuting in Tamil with Vijay Sethupathi’s film Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum, will be replacing Shaamlee in Dhanush starrer Kodi. The film, which is touted to be a political thriller is directed by Durai Senthilkumar and has Dhanush essaying a dual role. While Trisha, who is paired with the National Award-winner, is essaying a role with grey shades, Shamlee was also roped in as one of leads. Apparently, because an issue with the availability of dates, she has been dropped from the project on mutual consent with the producers. She had given dates during October and November last year, which could not be used by the makers.
Rumours were abuzz that Madonna Sebastian of Premam fame has replaced Shaamlee — now, we hear that Mollywood’s Anupama Parameswaran, yet another girl who wooed the audiences in Premam, has been brought on board instead of Madonna. Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films produces the movie. Aditi, a source from the production house confirms that Anupama has replaced both Madonna and Shaamlee. “Dhanush wants to wrap up Kodi soon and move on to his next project. Shaamlee’s dates were not available at a time we wanted. So, we have signed Anupama Parameswaran instead,” she clarifies.