Actress Malavika had walked out of film Karthigai on account of sexual harassment by the producer H Anjeneyalu.The actress had leveled charges that producer Anjaneyalu had harassed her after she refused to perform certain heavy dance movements that she was asked to. Malavika, who has not taken any legal action so far, has left it in the hands of Sarath Kumar, President, Tamil Nadu Film Artistes Association. Yesterday Sarath tried to patch both the producer and Malavika. He also persuaded Malavika to finish the film.
But Malavika could not be convinced and she refused to act in this film citing the reason of her pregnancy and also her priority to family. In view of this Malavika is being replaced by Namitha. Director Veera said that Malavika scenes would be deleted and the fresh scenes would be shot with Namitha. Vikramadithya is playing the lead along with Namitha and Samiksha in this film, which is being directed by Veera.