Lakshmi Menon replaces Shruti Hassan in Vishal’s next

DC | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Sep 20, 2014, 4:50 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:50 am IST
The film is set in a Madurai backdrop and the director insisted that the lead girl should understand Tamil
Actress Lakshmi Menon
 Actress Lakshmi Menon
Chennai: Vishal and Shruti have already teamed up for Poojai under Hari’s direction, and the film is on the verge of completion. Recently, the buzz was that Vishal wanted Shruti in yet another of his production ventures, helmed by Suseendhran.
 
But in a quick turn of events, we hear Lakshmi Menon who was cast opposite him in Pandiya Naadu has been brought on board instead of Shruti. PN was also directed by Susee and the film created waves for its intense themes and the underwater lovemaking sequences which were shot suggestively. 
 
When DC contacted Vishal, he confirmed the news, “In Susee’s new movie, the heroine has a limited screen space. Though Shruti was initially considered, having acted together in a commercial movie like Poojai, I felt it wouldn’t do justice to her scope of acting.
 
Lakshmi Menon’s case is different Susee feels we are a winning combination. The film is set in a Madurai backdrop and the director insisted that the lead girl should understand Tamil. After considering many heroines, he finally took a call on Lakshmi.”
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