It is said that the movie crew had recently started shooting for the film Kool in Ooty. Serious differences had emerged between Mahesh and producer Shilpa Ganesh, when the latter replaced Amna Shariff with actress Sana Khan as the heroine of the film. Secondly, Shilpa was not happy with his work and she was said to be insulting on the film sets, which made him walk out of the project.
Sources claim that another biggest reason behind Mahesh opting out of the film is that his rift with cameraman Rathnavelu, who had always disrespect for his ideas. It is said that Rathnavelu rejected all shots composed by Mahesh and changed them completely. Mahesh brought it to the notice of Ganesh and Shilpa, who suggested him either to adjust with him or to get out of the film. Irked director preferred to stay out of the project.
Director Mahesh has reached Bangalore on Saturday morning along with four of his assistants B Lingaraju, V Krishna, M Manjunath, Manju. He has directly approached the Karnataka Film Directors Association (KANFIDA) and filed a complaint against them. Now, KANFIDA is looking into his case to take disciplinary actions against Kool producers.
However, Ganesh is said to have taken up the challenge of directing the movie Kool. It should be recalled here that Mahesh has earlier directed Ganesh in the movie Eno Onthara, which has already completed its shooting and will be released very soon. It is said that both Ganesh and Mahesh had a good understanding and there was not even a single problem on the sets.