Manju Warrier is reportedly omitted from Aashiq Abu's upcoming movie Rani Padmini, due to the remuneration issues. Popular Malayalam daily Kaumudi reports that Manju Warrier is charging Rs 1 crore per movie; to the much distress of Aashiq Abu.
According to the daily, Aashiq Abu is planning for a gender change with the character which was offered to Manju Warrier. If the reports are to be believed, the director is planning to cast Fahadh Faasil will be playing the lead role in the movie, along with Rima Kallingal.
Rima Kallingal is reportedly playing the other title character Rani in the movie. Reportedly, the title of the movie and the plot will be changed according to the gender change of the central character.
Kaumudi reports that Manju Warrier's huge remuneration is creating issues for the producers and filmmakers. The popular banners are reluctant to spend such a whopping amount for the remuneration of the lead actress, as Mollywood is an industry with a limited market.
Earlier, it was reported that Manju Warrier had a clash with Antony Perumbavoor, the producer of her upcoming flick Ennum Eppozhum, regarding the remuneration. The actress was roped in for the project, with the 60 percent of money she demanded.
Malayalam movies are totally depending upon the satellite and television rights these days, due to the poor box office performances. It is doubtlessly difficult for a small industry like Mollywood, to afford such highly paid actors.