Now that Sonakshi Sinha has walked out of Kamal Haasan’s upcoming directorial venture ‘Viswaroopam’ citing reasons that her call-sheet dates are getting ‘wasted’, a debate has already started in Kollywood about who would be replacing her in the film.
Deepika, who shot for half-a-day with Rajini on 29th April before the latter fell ill, is gearing up to shoot for the film again amid reports that Rajini could be back in Chennai in two weeks’ time and might start shooting for the film soon. She is said to be literally ‘stumped’ by the offer to star opposite Kamal Haasan.
Reports say that the makers of the film always kept Deepika Padukone as the second option. They anticipated much before that the delay in the movie launch would definitely create some date issues with Sonakshi Sinha, as she is one of the most in-demand actresses in Bollywood. The movie bosses were prepared for it, claim reports.
However, it is not sure whether the makers of the film have approached Deepika Padukone or not. Going by the reports, Kamal Hassan has already offered her the role but the Bollywood actress is yet to approve the project. Industry insiders say that if the actress agrees to act in the film, then it would be a rare feat for an actress to pair the Tamil superstars in her first and second film.
It may be recalled here that Sonakshi Sinha was earlier overlooked by the makers of Rajinikanth's upcoming film Rana. It is because the superstar was uncomfortable acting opposite her, as she is the daughter of his close friend Shatrughan Sinha. Later, she was replaced by Deepika Padukone.