Sai Pallavi makes way for Aditi Rao in Mani’s film
It was just a few days ago when Aditi Rao Hydari mentioned in an interview to us about how Mani Ratnam topped her wish-list of directors she wanted to work with. Now, it is a dream-come-true moment for the Delhi girl who has managed to bag her first film with the ace director. The much-speculated Mani Ratnam-Karthi project had Sai Pallavi as the female lead. But the latest twist is that Aditi has replaced her in that role as Mani Ratnam felt that this role demanded a mature character.
A source close to the actress has confirmed that Aditi will be a part of the film. “We cannot divulge any information about the movie right now. But yes, she has signed the film and the team is yet to decide when they will head for the shoot,” says the source.
With the rumours doing the rounds that Sai Pallavi had walked out of the film, the actress took to Twitter to clarify the buzz. She said, “There r many rumours going around; Thought I’ll personally clear things: No-one will ever have d heart to walk out of a Mani Sir’s film. Neither did I. Sir being a legendary director knows who’s best for d character & as a caring person knows what’s best for me too. Mani Sir was kind enough to explain things based on developments in the script. For his stature he needn’t have.”