Telugu film, Arjun Reddy fame, Shalini Pandey is all set for her Kollywood debut opposite GV Prakash Kumar.
Breaking the good news, director Chandra Mouli said, “We have cast Shalini after Lavanya’s unprofessional exit. We signed the agreement with her on Saturday. We also did a photo shoot with her as a look test, and we are extremely pleased with her performance. She is full of energy and I’m sure she will bring freshness to the role.”
“We will be shooting for a month at a stretch in India before going to London. We had previously planned to shoot from September 25 in London for 60 days, but with Lavanya leaving the project and the strike, it has created a financial loss and a logistical nightmare for us, as we have had to reschedule the entire shoot. We will still be shooting for two months in London,” he added.
About Lavanya leaving the project, he said, “They (Lavanya’s side) came up with some baseless reasons for what they did, and the explanation they have provided itself raises questions. I need to officially give an answer to the Chamber to summon her, but I am currently busy rescheduling the shoot and do not want to divert myself of an unwanted direction.”