Hansika Motwani will not replace Oviya in ‘Katteri’ starring Vaibhav

Hansika is currently with the shooting of Gulaebaghavali which also stars Prabhu Deva in the other lead role.

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Ever since Oviya Helen decided to opt out of Vaibhav’s Katteri, a lot of speculations have been doing rounds that Hansika Motwani has replaced the actress in the film. Hansika, till now, hasn’t responded to the news and now it is confirmed that Hansika too will not be a part of Katteri. According to a report in TOI, a source in the know has confirmed that Hansika couldn’t take up the role in Katteri. “It is true that she was approached and she even read the script. However, she couldn’t take up the project owing to date issues,” the source said. Hansika is currently with the shooting of Gulaebaghavali which also stars Prabhu Deva in the other lead role. The film is slated to be released in January 2018 and will be one of the exciting projects in Tamil cinema. Hansika also has a film with Atharvaa which was officially launched recently in Chennai.

“The second schedule will begin by end of January or early February. She has also finalised her next and announcements will be made next year,” the source adds further. Directed by Sam Anton of ‘Darling’ fame, this movie will see the two pair up for the first time for a film. A source has told, “The team wanted to have a fresh pair and Atharvaa and Hansika seemed ideal. The movie is a pucca action thriller and Atharvaa will be playing a cop for the first time.” The star cast also includes Yogi Babu in an important role. The shoot of the film will begin by 10th December.

“Every year, she would travel to New York with her friends to ring in the New Year. But owing to work commitments, she would be celebrating New Year with her family in Mumbai this time,” the source added further talking about Hansika’s new year plans.

The dashing young Atharvaa has plenty of films in his bag. He will soon be seen in Imaikka Nodigal which boasts of a stellar star cast including Kollywood’s Queen Bee Nayanthara, Bollywood director, and producer Anurag Kashyap. He also has Othaikku Othai, Semma Botha Aagatha and Rukkumani Vandi Varudhu lined up. Meanwhile, Hansika has completed shooting for Gulebagavali which stars Prabhudeva in the lead.

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