Director Ahmed has denied rumours that actress Trisha was out of his upcoming project. A fortnight back, it was reported in the press that Trisha was to play Jeeva’s loveinterest in a new film planned by Ahmed. Trisha, whose market in Tamil films has hit a new low, has been finding the going tough in Kollywood.
She had Ajith’s Mankatha releasing late last year and has the Vishal-starrer Samaran progressing rapidly at present. It may be noted that in both the films, Trisha isn’t the solo heroine. Industry-watchers say that producers and directors of Tamil and Telugu films have decided that it won’t be to their advantage to have Trisha as the solo heroine in their films and have been casting her in multi-starrers to boost their films.
The yet-to-be-titled film is directed by Ahmed and is produced by Tamil Kumaran, son of popular politician and PMK stalwart G.K Mani. Reports claimed a few days back that an aged-looking Trisha had been ‘ousted’ from the film as Jeeva’s heroine. Trisha was obviously not amused by what appeared in the press and reportedly got in touch with the producer and director to know whether or not she was part of the film.
Clarifying about the whole episode, Ahmed says, “I approached Trisha some time back and narrated a story for a new project opposite Trisha, who is presently busy with her Telugu film Dammu. We then decided to start the shooting of the film from May onwards. Rumours claiming that Trisha was out of the film were totally far from the truth. I feel Trisha is best suited to play the role and believe she would do it.
“No written agreement, however, has been signed so far. Once we complete the agreement-signing formality, we would make a formal announcement in this regard,” concludes Ahmed.