Samantha pairs Vikram, gave up Maniratnam for Shankar

Samantha who had to walk out of Mani Ratnam's Kadal "due to date hassles" is said to have given Shankar "bulk Tatkal dates" for his forthcoming film with Vikram.

LooWhether Samantha Ruth Prabhu walked out of Mani Ratnam’s Kadal, or whether she was forced to opt out due to creative differences, the sultry actress has no regrets! As KollyInsider had reported earlier, she has landed a plum role, acting alongside of Vikram in Shankar’s film.

And according to sources from Aascar Films (the producers of the film) —- hold your breath - the Neethane En Pon Vasantham actress has been paid a bomb -— Rs 1.25 crores as her remuneration package.

This puts her in the number one slot, surpassing even gorgeous Nayanthara, who is making a comeback with an Ajith starrer.

A close source to the actress reasons that Sam has given 180 days of bulk dates to Shankar for the mass entertainer, and so, will lose out on at least 2 to 3 film offers. “Hence the producer was convinced that she was justified in her demand,” says the source.

The buzz is that Santhanam has been roped in by Shankar. Rahman is scoring the film’s music and P.C. Sreeram is behind the camera.

The flick is expected to go on floors on July 15. Meanwhile, Samantha tweeted: “Unfortunately, I have to opt out of Mani sir’s film. My loss... But had to do it…coz my being sick left my dates in a huge mess.”


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