All Fahad Fazil-Nazriya Nazim fans were very happy to see the couple together onscreen in the movie Bangalore Days. They played husband and wife in this film and are soon going to be the same in real life on August 21. Earlier, reports had claimed that the couple will also be seen in the upcoming movie Money Ratnam too. But, now Nazriya has been replaced by Nivedha Thomas!
Confirming the news, the director of the film says, "Nazriya is no longer part of the project as she had some date issues, owing to her upcoming wedding. So we have decided to rope in Nivetha for the lead role. She will be apt for the character.'
As per the reports, Nivedha will be essaying the role of a bold social worker in the film named Pia. She is the fiancee to Neil John Samuel (Fahad Fazil), an executive who works at a car showroom in Kochi. Money Ratnam is touted to be a complete family entertainer with a difference.
Elaborating more about the film, the director says, "Money, and more specifically, diamonds play a significant part in the movie; they have a major influence on the life of the hero. In life, there are situations when we have a lot of money in our hands, but are unable to spend it. Niel is going through the same plight."
"The film is also a road movie which narrates the events that happen within a specific time frame of 24 hours, from December 30 to 31, a day before Neil and Pia's engagement," says the director.
Scripted by Ajith C Lokesh and Anil Narayanan, the movie will be shot in locations including Udumalpettu, Pollachi, Palani and Vaalparai. Prashanth Pillai has scored music for the film. The shooting will kick start from June 15 in Kochi.