Samuthirakkani will make his debut in Malayalam as a film-maker,
with the upcoming film Aakasha Mittayi, starring Jayaram.
Earlier, popular actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was roped in to play
the leading lady of the film.
Later, it was reported that the actress had walked out of the
project and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar herself confirmed the reports
through her twitter page.
Nothing much was disclosed about the reason behind Varalaxmi
Sarathkumar backing out of the project. Many speculations were
doing the rounds and now Samuthirakkani has opened up on the reason
behind the actress's walkout.
According to the film-maker, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was not happy
with the hotel in which her stay was arranged. In fact, she was
also unhappy with the food served.
This had led to an argument between the actress and the
production assistants, which forced the actress to opt out of the
project. Samuthirakkani also stated that he is not against the
decision of the actress and asked her to make sure that all the
issues would end with this.
Now, actress Ineya has replaced Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the
movie. The Jayaram starrer is the Malayalam remake of
Samuthirakkani's film Appa.