Kajal Aggarwal replaces Shruti Hassan in Telugu film

Oct 09, 2014, 09:58 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

Kajal Aggarwal has replaced Shruti Hassan in Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu film opposite NT Rama Rao Jr, tentatively titled 'Kummestha'

Shruti Haasan was supposed to be a part of Puri Jagannadh’s upcoming Telugu film, tentatively titled Kummestha, which stars NT Rama Rao Jr. However, the latest buzz has it that she has been dropped from the project with Kajal Aggarwal replacing her.

Shruti Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal
Shruti Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal

A source says, “Shruti was initially approached for the film and she agreed to do it as she liked the script. The process of signing on the dotted line and other formalities had been completed. But, we were recently told that she is no more a part of the film and Kajal Aggarwal has been brought on board.”

It is being said that the Shruti was not allotting proper dates to the makers, which led to her being shown the door. Reportedly, the actress was being considered for an item number in the film but sources suggest even that is not working out. “Shruti recently did an item number, which went on to become quite popular. That is why the makers were planning to cast her in the item song. However, for that too, she could not devote time and finally, they went ahead with newcomer Nora Fatehi.”

Puri Jagannadh quashed the buzz about having initially approached Shruti for his film. “It is not true. Shruti was never a part of my film,” he said.

Shruti, on the other hand, remained unavailable for comment on the buzz.

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