Malayalam actress Bhavana has reportedly been replaced by another Mallu babe Mamta Mohandas in real star Upendra's upcoming Kannada movie, which will be directed by Aneesh Varma. According to sources, Uppi's next movie was to start its shooting from the first week of February. But the shooting got delayed as the Kannada star was working on the Telugu version of his Blockbuster movie Super.
Bhavana, who has been getting many offers these days, has recently accepted to act in Priyadarshan-Mohanlal's next film Arabiyum Ottakavum P Madhavan Nairum. The Malayalam movie started rolling earlier this week. Since the shooting of Upendra's movie postponed to March, its dates clashed with her Mallu project, which made her opt out from the Kannada flick. So its bosses are now said to have selected Mamta Mohandas for the female lead.
According to reports, Mamta, who has earlier acted in Gooli with Sudeep, has agreed to work in the movie after Bhavana opted out from it. Malayalam musician Jessie Gift will score music for this yet-to-be titled movie of Upendra. Veil fame cinematographer Kannan will handle the camera work for it. The details of other cast and crew are yet to be announced officially.
It should be recalled here that Bhavan had recently opted out from Sudeep-directed movie, which has been tentatively titled Production No. 47. She had said that she had given her dates for the month of December, but Sudeep went busy with his own project Kempe Gowda. However, Sudeep has confirmed that she would act in his movie and he would wait for her dates.