There were rumors that Genelia had participated in the IIFA Awards
held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and consequently would be banned from
acting in Tamil films. But Genelia cleared all those rumours and
said that she never participated in this event and she had
cancelled her Sri Lankan trip. It seems that she was ready to go to
Sri Lanka along with some Bollywood actors but was stopped by
producer Aascar Ravichandran at the airport.
She has been signed to pair with Vijay in the film
Velayudham produced by Aascar Ravichandran. She is also
acting with Dhanush in the film titled Uthama Puthiran.
There would have been problems for releasing the two films had she
gone on to participate in the IIFA. Both the producers had warned
her and prevented her from going to Sri Lanka. Genelia had come to
Chennai to participate in the photo shoot of Velayudham.
Vijay also participated in the shoot which was held at Balu