Bollywood's exclusive fashion icon and the very glamorous Sonam Kapoor
has decided to bow out of renowned
director and filmmaker Mani Ratnam
upcoming Tamil film, Kadal
. The film was supposed to mark her
debut in Southern film industry. Interestingly, the flick will also be
acting as the launch-pad for ace Tamil actor Karthik's son Gautham.
to the buzz, the role has now gone in the hands of Tamil-Telugu actress
Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who has readily agreed to work opposite Gautam in
the film. Samantha will soon also be seen in Bollywood with her debut
flick Gautham Menon's Assi Nabbey Pure Sau.
the reason for Sonam's last minute refusal of the film was the fact
that she did not want to head to the South film industry at this point
in her career. She wants to focus solely on her Bollywood career.
However, her decision left Mani in a lurch as he already had his heart
set on Sonam as the protagonist. He felt she would have portrayed the
role of the innocent, yet sophisticated and vivacious girl perfectly!
And this is how Samantha ended up with the envied lead role!
Here's hoping that Sonam made the best choice!
Editors: Fariha & Gunia M.