Upcoming actress Amala Paul was the first choice as heroine in director Sargunam’s ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’, whose audio was released recently. Amala Paul reportedly signed the film prior to her last year’s ‘Mynaa’ becoming a huge hit. She was paid an advance of Re.1 lakh and her fee was fixed as Rs.8 lakhs. As her role in the film demanded, she was asked to train herself as a girl working in a tea stall and serving tea to customers.
Amala, who shot for just 2 days, couldn’t abide by Sargunam’s condition that she shouldn’t be sitting in her Caravan during the break and should have to be among the crew and the public. Not only did she seek her caravan’s comfort too often but she also reportedly demanded that she be paid Rs.40 lakhs instead of the Rs.8 lakhs that was agreed to in the first place.
Sargunam then replaced Amala by newcomer Iniya, a Tamil-speaking girl from ‘God’s Own Country’. Amala Paul, in the meanwhile, completed ‘Deiva thirumagal’ opposite Vikram. She has now been approached by Mysskin to star in his upcoming film ‘Mugamoodi’ which has Jiiva playing the lead role. Amala Paul was in for a ‘shock’ when she went to Mysskin’s office to finalize the deal.
Mysskin reportedly made it clear to her that if she ‘goofed-up’ the shooting schedule, he won’t remain silent like Sargunam did. He also told her that she won’t be pairing up opposite Jiiva but would be paired up opposite Naren, who is playing a role with ‘negative’ shades in the film. Amala Paul reportedly told Mysskin that she would get back to him later; she is yet to revert back to Mysskin.