Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran has reportedly walked out of the Kamala Das biopic, titled Aami, starring Manju Warrier, recommending Tovino Thomas in his stead. According to The Hindustan Times, Prithviraj, owing to his busy schedule, decided to back out as he is a part of several other projects.
Prithviraj, who was to play a pivotal role, is the second actor to walk out of the project. Vidya Balan, who was set to play the poet on screen, walked out abruptly, with the makers roping Manju Warrier in.
Currently, the actor has Vimaanam, Detroit Crossing, the untitled Anjali Menon project, Aadu Jeevitham, Karnan, Veluthampi Dalava, Syamanthakam and My Story in the pipeline.
The shooting of this biopic began in March this year at the Kamala Suraiyya Memorial in Punnayurkulam, Thrissur and progressed in various locations including Ottapalam, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ernakulam. Written and directed by Kamal, the film has been bankrolled by Raphael P. Thomas and Roban Rocha under the banner Reel & Real Cinema.
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