Actress Megha Akash has replaced Amala Paul in director Venkata Krishna Roghanth’s upcoming film starring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead.
The spokesperson for the film told Silverscreen that Amala Paul, who is busy with a number of projects, including Aadai and her home production Cadaver, had to opt out because of a clash of dates. The makers then approached Megha Akash for the role. “She is already on board and has begun shooting with the team in Ooty. The second schedule for the film is on,” the spokesperson added.
Megha also shared the news on Twitter. She will be seen with Vijay Sethupathi on screen for the first time. A third lead actor will also join the team shortly, though an official announcement is yet to be made.
Very excited and honoured to be a part of #VSP33@VijaySethuOffl Prod By @ChandaraaArts Dir By @roghanth ?Music ?by @nivaskprasanna @editorsuriya @ruggyz @essakikarthik @onlynikil #KumarSir @cineinnovations ???
— Megha Akash (@akash_megha) June 26, 2019
The film is temporarily titled VSP33 (Vijay Sethupathi’s 33rd film) and marks the debut of director Venkata Krishna Roghnath, who has assisted filmmaker SP Jananathan on films such as Peranmai and Purambokku Engira Podhuvudaimai.
The film was launched by SP Jananathan on June 14 in Palani. Vijay Sethupathi, Megha Akash and the third lead, an actress from abroad, play musicians in the film, and it will be set around the festive occasions of Christmas and New Year. A press release said the film speaks about an issue that has affected people internationally.
Magizh Thirumeni, who last directed Arun Vijay-starrer Thadam, plays an important role. The film is produced by Essaki Durai’s Chandra Arts, has music by Nivas Prasanna Krishnamoorthy and cinematography by Mahesh Muthuswamy.
Megha Akash was seen in Petta, Vantha Raajavathaan Varuven and Boomerang this year, and has many films lined up for release. She is making her Hindi debut with Satellite Shankar, and also has Manu Charitra in Telugu. Her Ennai Nokki Payum Thotta and Oru Pakka Kathai are facing delays.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in SU Arun Kumar’s Sindhubaadh, which releases tomorrow. He also has Laabam and Kadaisi Vivasaayi under production in Tamil, Marconi Mathai in Malayalam and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in Telugu.