Hansika Motwani was earlier signed to play one of the female leads in the Telugu version of Vettai. But there were reports in the media that she was replaced by Tamanna Bhatia for the same role. However, the Velayudham girl has clarified that she is not replaced by the Paiyaa actress rather the former walked out of the flick citing date issues.
A section of media reported that Hansika Motwani was ousted and brought Tamanna Bhatia on board for some reasons. However, irked by the speculations, Hansika took to Twitter to express her anguish over the reports. She wrote, "Unfortunately had to back out of the Tamil remake Vettai due to dates problem, as dey have to release the film by the end of the year."
Hansika Motwani, who is one of the busy actresses in South, has as many as six projects to finish and due to the delay in the start of the Telugu version of Vettai, she stepped out of the movie. "As I hv6 projects on board currently,I cldnt provide D bulk dates 2dis project(Vettai remake Telugu)Bt nvr D less I wish D team al d best. so here's the real reason y I back out of the project.So now there can be a Full Stop 2al the fake stories created on the net o print:) (sic)," she concluded.
The Telugu version of Vettai is titled Bhale Thammudu and it stars Naga Chaitanya and Sunil in the roles of siblings, which were portrayed by Arya and Madhavan in the original. They will be paired up with Andrea Jeremiah and Tamanna Bhatia, respectively.