Actor-filmmaker Sundar C’s prestigious project Sangamithra has been on the backburner for a long time and not much was heard about it in months now. A period story, Sangamithra will star Disha Patani in the titular role while Arya and Jayam Ravi would be seen in other lead roles. To be bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Films, Sangamithra was officially launched at the Cannes in 2017 however, the project couldn’t take off due to various reasons. And now we hear that the makers are prepping to kickstart the shooting from August this year. According to latest reports, the shooting may begin in August and will progress till the end of this year. Reports also indicate that Sangamithra may gear up for release in mid-2019.
Sangamithra initially featured Shruti Haasan in the titular role but the actress opted out of the project stating she wasn’t given a full bound script before the project took off. After much speculation around who would be playing the role, Disha Patani was signed on for the film. Its been many months that this announcement has been made and there hasn’t been much progress in the film.
Sangamithra would be made on a mammoth budget and would have many veteran Tamil actors playing important roles. Baahubali actor Sathyaraj would be seen playing an important role in Sangamithra.
Sangamithra was launched at the Cannes 2017 amidst much hype and received a lot of positive reviews for the first look posters of the film. However, when the makers announced that Shruti Haasan will not be a part of the film due to unavoidable circumstance, it came as a shocker to the Tamil film industry. The producers did not mention the reason as to why she wouldn’t be a part of the film. The rest of the cast including director Sundar C and Shruti Haasan haven’t yet responded to this news.