During a recent interaction with the media, actor Disha Patani spoke about being a part of the highly ambitious Sangamithra and said that—contrary to perception—she did not ‘replace Shruti Haasan in it. She added that the Srimanthudu star is more established than her and has accomplished a lot.
“I did not replace her. I don’t know what happened. I didn’t even ask them, honestly. I am no one to replace Shruti Haasan. She is much bigger and much experienced than me. I am relatively a newcomer. I am only a few films old. I am not anyone to replace anyone. But I don’t know what happened. You should ask the director of the film,” she added.
Either way, we wish her good luck and hope that Sangamithra turns out to be a hit. In case you did not know, Sangamithra is a Sundar C directorial and features Jayam Ravi in the lead. Originally, Shruti was supposed to play the female lead but opted out and claimed that she was not given a bound script.
“Shruti has had to unfortunately take a call not to be part of Sangamithra. Knowing it was a massive undertaking and long commitment spanning over 2 years, she knew the importance of her training, a comprehensive script and proper date calendar. She hired and started training with one of the best combat trainers April onwards to make sure she was ready in time for shoot. Despite her enthusiasm and commitment to Sangamithra, she has had to give the film a miss since she had not received a proper bound script nor a proper date calendar. She is currently caught up with promoting her film Behen Hogi teri, prep for Sabash Naidu and her musical associations,” read a statement issued from her end.
Following this, Disha came on board and added a new dimension to her career.