Actresses Avani Modi and Sarayu, who were all set to star opposite Sarath Kumar in Sandamarudham, are no longer a part of the project. The movie’s director, A Venkatesh confirmed the news and added that actress Oviya has been roped in to play the female lead and has already completed around six days of shooting. Said the director, “our producer wasn’t too happy with Avani’s salary demands and when negotiations failed, she was let go.” Actress Sarayu, on the other hand, could not allocate the required dates and opted to leave the project. The search is now on for a suitable actress to play the secondary female lead.

Sandamarudham‘s teaser, released on Monday, has received favourable response.