According to a leading daily, Bollywood star Disha Patani’s eagerly-awaited Kollywood debut Sangamithra—which has been on hold for a while—will finally go on the floors this July. The ambitious period-drama was supposed to start rolling a lot earlier but got pushed because of the young lady’s busy schedule. Sangamithra could be the toughest film of Disha’s career and she will be leaning sword fighting for the same.
Interestingly, Sangamithra was originally supposed to feature Shuti Haasan in the lead but she opted out and claimed that she wasn’t 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 had said in a statement issued through her spokesperson.
Following this, the makes roped in Disha for the role. Recently, while talking about the film, she said that she is no one to ‘replace’ Shruti as she is a more established name.
“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.
Besides Disha, Sangamithra also features Jayam Ravi in the lead. It will be released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.