Actress Iniya has replaced Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as heroine of actor-producer-director Samuthirakani’s debut dirctorial venture in Tamil.
Samuthirakani is to make his foray in Malayalam films as a film-maker by remaking his last year’s emotional hit film Appa, which he produced and directed. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja had scored the music of the film which had stellar performances.
Varalaxmi, who was cast opposite Jayaram in the Malayalam version titled as Aagasa Mittayi, opted out of the film citing male-chauvinistic attitude of crew members. It turned out that Varalaxmi referred not to Samuthirakani but to the film’s producer.
Varalaxmi’s exit has resulted in Iniya entering the film as Jayaram’s heroine. Iniya said that she is quite happy to be working with Samuthirakani who has always treated his scripts as the actual ‘heroes’.