By Hindustan Times
Sonam Kapoor has opted out of Mani Ratnam’s new Tamil film, which launches veteran Tamil actor Karthik’s son, Gautham. The role has now gone to the upcoming Tamil-Telugu actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu who will also make her Bollywood debut with Assi Nabey Poore Sau. Samantha was supposed to make her Hindi debut with Ek Deewana Tha.
“At this point in her career going Southwards for Sonam would give the wrong signal to the filmmakers in Bollywood. Mani had his heart set on Sonam since she suited the young, innocent, effervescent and sophisticated girl’s role to the hilt. He had to look for a last-minute replacement,” said a source.