The actress' spokesperson has admitted that she has opted out of the project over remuneration issues. She said, "The makers of the film wanted her to sign for the amount, which is far less than her usual price. Though she was willing to slash her remuneration to some extent, the paycheque that was offered to her was very lesser than her expected salary cut."
"In the meantime, she got a good offer, which required her to allot the same dates for a better remuneration. Hence, she turned down the offer," she concludes.
However, the hunt for the female lead is still on and the movie bosses are looking out for a top South Indian actress to pair up with Darshan. Bulbul is directed by MD Shridhar and produced by Dinakar Toogudeepa.