The movie Sangamithra, directed by Sundar C released its first look at the 2017 Cannes Festival. Sundar C, AR Rahman, the lead cast, and art director Sabu were present at the festival.
However, the actress in a statement released that she will be backing out of the magnum opus. In a press release, the actress said, “Shruti has, unfortunately, had to take a call not to be part of ‘Sangamithra’.
Knowing it was a massive undertaking and a long commitment spanning over 2 years, she knew the importance of her training, a comprehensive script and proper date calendar.”
The producers of the film, Sri Thenandal Films, are in no mood to abandon the project just because the then lead actress Shruti Haasan withdrew herself from the period drama.
Hema Rukmani, CEO of Sri Thenandal Films, told a tabloid, “We have found a replacement for Shruti and we are waiting for the right time to announce it.”
As far as Shruti walking out of the project is concerned, Rukmani sees it as a professional decision taken mutually by both the parties. “She (Shruti) did not opt out.
We decided that we could not work together. It is a very professional decision and we wish her well. But it’s just that we had to part ways.”
The CEO neither confirmed nor dismissed the reports, saying, “We have worked with Nayan before and she is an amazing artist.
As ‘Sangamithra’, we all have read the script, at least I have. I know what a dream it would be to do that role.
We have an image of Sangamithra in our minds and we are sure we will find the right replacement immediately.”
“The script has been ready for months now. And if there is any fine tuning I think, till you go to the shoot fine tuning goes on,” she concluded.