Shruti Haasan and Puri Jagannadh have parted ways for good. Shruti Haasan was supposed to be a part of Puri Jagannadh’s upcoming Telugu film, tentatively titled Kummestha, which stars N.T. Rama Rao Jr. but looks like she has been dropped from the project completely.
Kajal Aggarwal was selected as the heroine of this film in early June 2013 marking her third collaboration with N. T. Rama Rao Jr. after two successful films Brindavanam and Baadshah whose inclusion was confirmed by Puri Jagannadh in a statement to the media.
Ajaz Khan has been roped in as the antagonist of the film. On the day of launch, it was confirmed that Prakash Raj, Madhurima, Ali, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Posani Krishna Murali would play important roles along with Tanikella Bharani, Subbaraju, Vennela Kishore, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Sapthagiri, Ramaprabha, Pavithra Lokesh and Kovai Sarala
However, Puri Jagannadh was very keen to have Shruti Haasan on board for an item number for his film but looks like things have not gone in favour of Shruti as Canadian model Nora Fatehi has replaced Shruti Haasan for the same.
A source says, “Shruti was initially approached for the film and she agreed to do it as she liked the script. The process of signing on the dotted line and other formalities had been completed. But, we were recently told that she is no more a part of the film and Nora Fatehi has been brought on board.”
It is being said that the Shruti was not allotting proper dates to the makers, which led to her being shown the door. “Shruti recently did an item number, which went on to become quite popular. That is why the makers were planning to cast her in the item song. However, she could not devote time and finally, they went ahead with newcomer Nora Fatehi.”
Here’s wishing Puri Jagannadh all the best for his project.
Shruti Haasan and Puri Jagannadh have parted ways for good. Shruti Haasan was supposed to be a part of Puri Jagannadh’s upcoming Telugu film, tentativ...1.0